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https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276

Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya

Tabitha N. Karanja   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-6189-8705 ; Department of Energy and Environmental Management, Europa Universität Flensburg, Munketoft 3b, Flensburg, Germany

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (1 MB) str. 678-701 preuzimanja: 93* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Karanja, T.N. (2019). Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 7 (4), 678-701. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276
MLA 8th Edition
Karanja, Tabitha N.. "Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol. 7, br. 4, 2019, str. 678-701. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276. Citirano 12.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Karanja, Tabitha N.. "Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 7, br. 4 (2019): 678-701. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276
Harvard
Karanja, T.N. (2019). 'Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya', Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 7(4), str. 678-701. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276
Vancouver
Karanja TN. Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Internet]. 2019 [pristupljeno 12.07.2020.];7(4):678-701. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276
IEEE
T.N. Karanja, "Identification and Evaluation of Cost Optimal Technology Options for Improvement of Electricity Access in Rural Kenya", Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol.7, br. 4, str. 678-701, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d7.0276

Sažetak
With around 12% of Kenya’s rural population having access to electricity in 2014, rural electrification’s progress has been conspicuously slow over the years. The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate cost optimal technology options for improvement of electricity access in rural Kenya, on a geographical information system platform. Based on a one-year scenario, the study uses site suitability and cost distance analysis to conduct a mapping exercise based on four pre-chosen technologies. The results indicate that these technologies have the potential to reach around 2.1 million households increasing the national electrification rate by 28 percentage points to stand at around 94% from the current reported figures of 66%. Grid extension has the potential to reach
1.6 million households, followed by the solar photovoltaics and solar photovoltaics/wind hybrid mini-grids reaching 167,925 households while solar home systems extends to 315,844 households. Geographical information systems can be useful to energy planners, regulators, investors and users, as they aid in decision-making through the intersection and integration of information on multiple levels. Further research is also identified.

Ključne riječi
Kenya; Electricity access; Rural electrification; Rural electrification planning; Spatial analysis; Geographical information systems.

Hrčak ID: 224126

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/224126

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