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Technical and economic assessment of off-grid, mini-grid and grid electrification technologies (English)

This report is part of the Energy and Water Department's commitment to providing new techniques and knowledge which complement the direct investment and other assistance to electrification as provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 43099 DEC 01, 2007

Disclosed

Scaling up demand-side energy efficiency improvements through programmatic CDM (English)

Improving energy efficiency (EE) is one of the most promising approaches for achieving cost-effective global greenhouse gases (GHG) reductions. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 47734 DEC 01, 2007

Figueres, Christiana; Philips, Michael; Disclosed

Maximisation des retombees de l'electricite en zones rurales, application au cas du Senegal (French)

In Senegal, as in many other developing countries, rural areas lag behind both in terms of access and level of uses of modern energies. This is particularly true for electricity for which rural areas, already handicapped by low level of electrification in absolute terms; see their development capacities limited by very low level of uses of the energy beyond nonproductive uses such as lighting and basic entertainment. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 42872 MAY 01, 2007

Disclosed

Ghana : sector reform and the pattern of the poor - energy use and supply (English)

The overarching goal of this study, which forms part of the broader project 'Energy Use, Energy Supply, Sector Reform and the Poor', is to establish patterns in the ways poor people in Ghana are accessing and using energy and to identify how changes in the patterns, attributable to energy sector reform and accompanying technological innovations, affect the Ghanaian poor. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 43586 MAR 01, 2006

Disclosed

Mexico - technical assistance for long-term program of renewable energy development (English)

The four studies in this technical paper series deal with complementary themes and propose solutions to the same problems that all of them perceive in the Mexican electricity sector - yet each paper looks at the problem from a different angle, and proposes different actions that must be taken in order to bring about a significant increase in Mexico's adoption of on-grid renewable energy. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 36002 FEB 01, 2006

Disclosed

Brazil - how do the peri-urban poor meet their energy needs: a case study of Caju Shantytown, Rio de Janeiro (English)

The phenomenon of poverty has traditionally been measured based on the individual's income. However, more recently, the debate over poverty has evolved beyond income or lack of it. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 36003 FEB 01, 2006

Disclosed

Nigeria: expanding access to rural infrastructure issues and options for rural electrification, water supply and telecommunications (English)

Over two thirds of Nigeria's population resides in rural areas. Increasingly, poverty in the country is wearing a rural face. From 28.3 percent in 1980, poverty among the rural population grew to 51.4 percent in 1985, has since risen to 69.8 percent in 1996. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35994 DEC 01, 2005

Disclosed

Pilot commercialization of improved cookstoves in Nicaragua (English)

The problems facing the fuel wood sector in Nicaragua can be summarized as follows: First, almost all harvest or production is based on non-sustainable forestry, with little or no regulation or enforcement of wood cutting laws, no incentives for conservation and no long-term supply-side planning. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 47733 DEC 01, 2005

Terrado, Ernesto N.; Eitel, Birgit; Disclosed

Study on investment and private sector participation in power distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (English)

This study presents the results of a survey and analysis of the data available on private participation in the power sector in the period 1990-2002, pointing to a series of preliminary findings, and identifies areas where deeper policy analysis is needed so that modalities for public-private partnerships can be proposed and the sector can again attract the needed investments. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35992 DEC 01, 2005

Disclosed

Ghana : Poverty and social impact analysis of electricity tariffs (English)

The World Bank's assistance was requested to conduct a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis assessing the direct and indirect impacts, as well as options for electricity pricing for the poor. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35991 DEC 01, 2005

Keener, Sarah; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh Disclosed

Cambodia power sector : technical assistance for capacity building of the electricity authority of Cambodia (English)

The Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) is in its nascent stage of development. However, it has undertaken initial steps toward increasing public awareness of electricity regulation and issuing licenses to larger scale generators and distributors in urban areas. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 44215 DEC 01, 2005

Disclosed

Stimulating the picohydropower market for low-income households in Ecuador (English)

The main aim of this World Bank-ESMAP project has been to pave the way for picohydro to become accessible to low-income households in Ecuador, with the view to replicating the process in the Andean region and other developing countries. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35993 DEC 01, 2005

Green, John; Fuentes, Manuel; Rai, Kavita; Taylor, Simon Disclosed

Remote energy systems and rural connectivity: technical assistance to the aldeas solares program of Honduras (English)

Honduras is the third poorest country in Latin America with a per capita GNI of US$920 in 2002. Nearly two-thirds of the population is poor and nearly half is extremely poor. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35995 DEC 01, 2005

Disclosed

The evolution of enterprise reform in Africa: fromm stat-owned enterprises to private participation in infrastructure - and back? (English)

From the outset state-owned enterprises (SOE) financial and economic performance generally failed to meet the expectations of their creators and funders. ... See More +

Other Infrastructure Study 35990 NOV 01, 2005

Disclosed

Desafios de la electrification rural en Chile (Spanish)

This is a study of rural electrification in Chile, which discusses the types of electrification (including diesel-, photovoltaic panel-, and hydroelectric-generation), evolution of national and regional, as well as urban and rural coverage; distribution of electrification (by households); costs of installation and operation; investments in electrification projects; quality of services; and strategies for increasing access. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35988 OCT 01, 2005

Disclosed

Potential for biofuels for transport in developing countries (English)

Liquid biofuels made from biomass are attracting increasing interest worldwide. Industrial countries see biofuels as a way of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector and diversifying energy sources. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper ESM312 OCT 01, 2005

Kojima, Masami; Johnson, Todd Disclosed

Uzbekistan energy efficiency in urban water utilities in Central Asia (English)

This study's objective was to evaluate Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Utilities to test the common assumption that there existed an enormous energy reduction potential in the water utilities in the Former Soviet Union and more specifically in Central Asia. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35989 OCT 01, 2005

Ijjaz-Vasquez, Ede Jorge Disclosed

Alleviating fuel adulteration practices in the downstream oil sector in Senegal (English)

The World Bank is supporting a number of initiatives to rationalize the downstream oil sector of Sub-Saharan African countries. Such initiatives include the phasing-out of leaded gasoline (part of the pollution reduction programs), the harmonization of fuels technical specifications between countries in the same region, and the programs to improve urban air quality. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 35947 SEP 01, 2005

Kane, Amadou Disclosed

Renewable energy toolkit needs assessment (English)

There is now a strong foundation of good practice emerging from past and ongoing renewable energy (RE) projects, whether supported by the WBG or others, making it possible to develop and implement future projects faster, at lower costs, and with greater confidence in their overall sustainability. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 33712 AUG 01, 2005

Cabraal, Anil; Wang, Xiaodong; Heffner, Grayson; Zhang, Yabei

Bolivia country program phase II, rural energy and energy efficiency : report on operational activities (English)

The ESMAP Bolivia country program phase II (ESMAP II) consisted of two main components : rural energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). The activities under these components were designated to help the government consolidate the achievements of phase I and make further progress in : a) strengthen the government's capacity to ensure sustainable development of RE and EE; b) create incentives for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources; c) ensure the effectiveness of technical assistance and financing mechanisms designed to develop RE and EE; and d) develop projects to demonstrate the advancement of RE and the application of EE measures. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 33005 MAY 01, 2005

Covarrubias, Alvaro J.; Birhuett, E.; Ruiz, A.; Baumgardt, Frank

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Technical and economic assessment of off-grid, mini-grid and grid electrification technologies (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 43099 ESMAP Paper
Scaling up demand-side energy efficiency improvements through programmatic CDM (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2007 47734 ESMAP Paper
Maximisation des retombees de l'electricite en zones rurales, application au cas du Senegal (French)
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MAY 01, 2007 42872 ESMAP Paper
Ghana : sector reform and the pattern of the poor - energy use and supply (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 43586 ESMAP Paper
Mexico - technical assistance for long-term program of renewable energy development (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 36002 ESMAP Paper
Brazil - how do the peri-urban poor meet their energy needs: a case study of Caju Shantytown, Rio de Janeiro (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 36003 ESMAP Paper
Nigeria: expanding access to rural infrastructure issues and options for rural electrification, water supply and telecommunications (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 35994 ESMAP Paper
Pilot commercialization of improved cookstoves in Nicaragua (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 47733 ESMAP Paper
Study on investment and private sector participation in power distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 35992 ESMAP Paper
Ghana : Poverty and social impact analysis of electricity tariffs (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 35991 ESMAP Paper
Cambodia power sector : technical assistance for capacity building of the electricity authority of Cambodia (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 44215 ESMAP Paper
Stimulating the picohydropower market for low-income households in Ecuador (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2005 35993 ESMAP Paper
Remote energy systems and rural connectivity: technical assistance to the aldeas solares program of Honduras (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2005 35995 ESMAP Paper
The evolution of enterprise reform in Africa: fromm stat-owned enterprises to private participation in infrastructure - and back? (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 35990 Other Infrastructure Study
Desafios de la electrification rural en Chile (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2005 35988 ESMAP Paper
Potential for biofuels for transport in developing countries (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 ESM312 ESMAP Paper
Uzbekistan energy efficiency in urban water utilities in Central Asia (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2005 35989 ESMAP Paper
Alleviating fuel adulteration practices in the downstream oil sector in Senegal (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2005 35947 ESMAP Paper
Renewable energy toolkit needs assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 33712 ESMAP Paper
Bolivia country program phase II, rural energy and energy efficiency : report on operational activities (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2005 33005 ESMAP Paper