Critical review of the Malawi community energy model

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Abstract

Over the past decade, promotion of innovative models for distributed renewable energy supply in developing countries has grown considerably. International plans to meet goals of universal energy access and increased use of renewables depend on the success of these projects. This paper considers the community energy model demonstrated in the Malawi Renewable Energy Acceleration Programme (MREAP). Initial indications suggest a significant improvement in the sustainability prospects of the associated community energy projects at the cost of a higher investment in the development process. The potential of the model is clear, yet the systematic challenges to sustainability for off-grid systems in Malawi require an ongoing support mechanism for communities, ostensibly through a district energy office.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages78-82
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467399821
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Event2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2016 - Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 28 Jun 20163 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2016
CountryZambia
CityLivingstone
Period28/06/163/07/16

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Sustainable development
Developing countries

Keywords

  • community energy
  • distributed power generation
  • energy poverty
  • renewable energy sources
  • sustainable development
  • investment
  • economics
  • batteries
  • Africa
  • Malawi

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Dauenhauer, P. M., & Frame, D. F. (2016). Critical review of the Malawi community energy model. In 2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica (pp. 78-82). [7556575] Piscataway, NJ.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2016.7556575
Dauenhauer, P.M. ; Frame, D.F. / Critical review of the Malawi community energy model. 2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica. Piscataway, NJ. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 78-82
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