About: Rural electrification is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 2840 publications have been published within this topic receiving 50142 citations.
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TL;DR: The European Commission have a target to increase small-scale hydropower capacity by 4500MW (50%) by the year 2010 as discussed by the authors, and the UK has 100MW of existing small hydro capacity (under 5MW) operating from approximately 120 sites and at least 400MW of unexploited potential.
Abstract: Hydropower, large and small, remains by far the most important of the “renewables” for electrical power production worldwide, providing 19% of the planet’s electricity. Small-scale hydro is in most cases “run-of-river”, with no dam or water storage, and is one of the most cost-effective and environmentally benign energy technologies to be considered both for rural electrification in less developed countries and further hydro developments in Europe. The European Commission have a target to increase small hydro capacity by 4500MW (50%) by the year 2010. The UK has 100MW of existing small hydro capacity (under 5MW) operating from approximately 120 sites, and at least 400MW of unexploited potential. With positive environmental policies now being backed by favourable tariffs for ‘green’ electricity, the industry believes that small hydro will have a strong resurgence in Europe in the next 10 years, after 20 years of decline. This paper summarises the different small hydro technologies, new innovations being developed, and the barriers to further development.
TL;DR: In this article, the causal relationship between electricity consumption and real GDP for China during 1971-2000 was examined and it was shown that real GDP and electricity consumption are cointegrated and there is unidirectional Granger causality running from electricity consumption to real GDP but not vice versa.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors estimate the impact of household electrification on employment growth by analyzing South Africa's mass roll-out of electricity to rural households using several new data sources and two different identification strategies (an instrumental variables strategy and a fixed effects approach).
Abstract: This paper estimates the impact of electrification on employment growth by analyzing South Africa 's mass roll-out of electricity to rural households Using several new data sources and two different identification strategies (an instrumental variables strategy and a fixed effects approach ), I find that electrification significantly raises female employment within five years This new infrastructure appears to increase hours of work for men and women, while reducing female wages and increasing male earnings Several pieces of evidence suggest that household electrification raises employment by releasing women from home production and enabling microenterprises Migration behavior may also be affected (JEL H54, L94,
TL;DR: In this paper, an energy-economic model was developed to analyze the possibility of electrification through dissemination of electric lighting appliances as well as applied multiple regression analysis to estimate the socioeconomic condition, a literacy rate above 6 years old, in the areas.
TL;DR: In this article, a case study of a community-based electric micro-grid in rural Kenya is presented, where the authors demonstrate that access to electricity enables the use of electric equipment and tools by small and micro enterprises, resulting in significant improvement in productivity per worker (100-200% depending on the task at hand) and in a corresponding growth in income levels in the order of 20-70% in the product made.
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