Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Financing off-grid rural electrification: Country case Nepal

Publication year: 2010brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 12 August 2010brBrijesh, Mainali , Semida, SilveirabrMore than 61% of the total population of Nepal has no access to electricity. The majority is poor and live in rural areas. In recent years, rural electrification has had high priority in government policies, and micro hydro and solar PV have been the most commonly adopted off-grid technologies. The financial mix in the off-grid rural electrification is generally characterized by subsidy, equity and credit. In this paper, we analyze how rural electrification has been funded and the impact of subsidy policies on the renewable energy market, focusing on the projects implemented under the ‘subsidy policy 2000’. Our study is…

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