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Adapting Organizational Models for Tanzania's Rural Communities: An exploration of meeting Tanzania's rural communities energy needs with community energy projects

Eckert, Jesse LU (2010) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20101
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
There is a growing interest in the prospects of community energy projects to increase energy access for the world's poor. Yet it is not readily apparent how community energy projects can be organized to be successful in the long-term. By utilizing information from four case studies, this work creates a general framework for organizing community energy projects in developing countries. Using this framework, it then explores how community energy projects could be designed for Tanzania, a country that has been identified as potentially benefiting from a community energy approach to stimulate its low rural electrification rates. Results show that Tanzania could potentially benefit from supporting a broad scale community energy program given... (More)
There is a growing interest in the prospects of community energy projects to increase energy access for the world's poor. Yet it is not readily apparent how community energy projects can be organized to be successful in the long-term. By utilizing information from four case studies, this work creates a general framework for organizing community energy projects in developing countries. Using this framework, it then explores how community energy projects could be designed for Tanzania, a country that has been identified as potentially benefiting from a community energy approach to stimulate its low rural electrification rates. Results show that Tanzania could potentially benefit from supporting a broad scale community energy program given its current institutional framework, and communities could be the most appropriate body to manage the projects. However, results also show that there are a number of barriers facing the implementation of such a program. In order to overcome these challenges, this work argues that a network of actors, who can provide services to the communities, must be built up throughout the country. (Less)
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author
Eckert, Jesse LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
rural communities, community energy projects, organizational models, Tanzania, rural electrification
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2010:05
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1785026
date added to LUP
2011-02-08 13:28:56
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2011-02-08 13:28:56
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  abstract     = {There is a growing interest in the prospects of community energy projects to increase energy access for the world's poor. Yet it is not readily apparent how community energy projects can be organized to be successful in the long-term. By utilizing information from four case studies, this work creates a general framework for organizing community energy projects in developing countries. Using this framework, it then explores how community energy projects could be designed for Tanzania, a country that has been identified as potentially benefiting from a community energy approach to stimulate its low rural electrification rates. Results show that Tanzania could potentially benefit from supporting a broad scale community energy program given its current institutional framework, and communities could be the most appropriate body to manage the projects. However, results also show that there are a number of barriers facing the implementation of such a program. In order to overcome these challenges, this work argues that a network of actors, who can provide services to the communities, must be built up throughout the country.},
  author       = {Eckert, Jesse},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {rural communities,community energy projects,organizational models,Tanzania,rural electrification},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Adapting Organizational Models for Tanzania's Rural Communities: An exploration of meeting Tanzania's rural communities energy needs with community energy projects},
  year         = {2010},
}