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Regulatory Issues Related to Off-Grid Electricity Access

  • Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
  • Stephen Dow
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter outlines regulatory issues related to off-grid electrification. It first asks whether the sector has to be regulated or not. It then tries to find out where regulation can be used and what type of regulation is appropriate. The chapter considers different types of delivery options and tries to map service functions and regulatory options. It also discusses some regulatory challenges and issues.

Keywords

Electricity Supply Natural Monopoly Distribution Utility Regulatory Arrangement Electricity Tariff 
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References

  1. Bhattacharyya, S. C., & Srivastava, L. (2009). Emerging regulatory challenges facing the Indian rural electrification programme. Energy Policy, 37(1), 68–79.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  5. World Bank, (2008). Designing sustainable off-grid rural electrification projects: Principles and practices, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. (see http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTENERGY2/Resources/OffgridGuidelines.pdf).

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Energy Economics and Policy, Institute of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and PolicyUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

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