Sustainable energy for all? Linking poor communities to modern energy services

Working paper
, 32 pages
PDF (544 KB)
Published: December 2012
ISBN: 9781843698654
Product code:16038IIED

This paper explores energy delivery models that provide sustainable and clean energy services to the poor. Four key building blocks are: the implementation process, including finance, resource sourcing, conversion and end use; support services (additional services such as training or micro-finance facilities); the enabling environment of policies, regulations and incentives; and the socio-cultural context including local norms and preferences, decision-making structures and levels of social cohesion. We cover a range of products and services targeted at communities located in diverse socio-cultural and geographical contexts. We identify useful experience that can help to replicate or scale up successful models that link the poor to modern energy markets.

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