Friday, September 30, 2005

Sustainable, efficient electricity service for one billion people

In the June issue of the 'Energy for Sustainable Development' Journal, a 50 GWe electrification scheme is proposed to provide efficient electricity to a billion people. The scheme would provide a 0.025 kW service per person (0.15 kW per family), providing power for basic energy services such as lighting, refrigeration and infotainment (TV).
Such a scheme would require to be financed 100 B$ over 20 years, to ensure the use of efficient over lowest-first-cost technology. The overall investment would be 4 times higher, and raised by local capital and tariff payment.\sustainableelectricity.pdf

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