Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Gerald Muchu; Benny Sindowe; Pavan Kumar Vummadi , pp. 73. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Gerald Muchu, Benny Sindowe, Pavan Kumar Vummadi
david.waldron@bth.se
Titel / Title: Transitioning towards sustainable rural electrification in developing countries: a case study of Luangwa district in Zambia
Översatt titel / Translated title: Transitioning towards sustainable rural electrification in developing countries: a case study of Luangwa district in Zambia
Abstrakt Abstract:

The purpose of this research is to examine how rural areas in developing countries can strategically transit towards sustainable electricity generation and how this transition can help promote strategic progress towards sustainable rural communities. Luangwa district in Zambia is studied as a special case but an approach that is generic for rural areas in developing countries is strived for. Based on a literature review of existing and potentially sustainable technologies for electricity generation, other case studies, and a survey of local conditions, this study proposes Small Scale Hydro and Solar as appropriate for Luangwa district. A strategic implementation plan is suggested. Some barriers to the transition and possible ways of overcoming them are pointed out, e.g., through technical and public policy measures. Potential economic, socio-political and environmental benefits of this transition are highlighted. The study concludes that with a well structured vision of a sustainable rural electrification, it is possible to strategically implement existing technologies based on renewable energy sources. However, the type of technologies that are suitable for different areas will differ considerably due to different local conditions, such as geography and climate.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Energy
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Transition, Sustainable Technologies, Rural Areas, Developing Countries

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 10/11/2006
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master

Context

Examinator / Examiner: David Waldron
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Zambia Electricity Supply Company (ZESCO)