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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 1-8 Open Access
  3. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 9-17 Open Access
  4. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 19-48 Open Access
  5. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 49-72 Open Access
  6. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 73-115 Open Access
  7. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 117-121 Open Access
  8. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Giacomo Falchetta, Giovanni Occhiali
    Pages 123-127 Open Access
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-149

About this book

Introduction

This short open access book investigates the role of renewable energy in East Africa to provide policy-relevant inputs for the achievement of a cost-effective electrification process in the region. For each country, the authors review the current situation in the domestic power sector, adopt a GIS-based approach to plot renewable energy resources potential, and review currently planned projects and projects under development, as well as the key domestic renewables regulations. Based on such information, least-cost 100% electrification scenarios by 2030 are then modelled and comparative results over the required capacity additions and investment are reported and discussed. The authors also inquire into some of the key technological, economic, policy, cooperation, and financing challenges to the development of a portfolio of renewables to promote energy access in a sustainable way, including a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that might stem from the interaction between local RE potential and natural gas resources currently under development in the region. To conclude, policy recommendations based on the book’s results and targeted at international cooperation and development institutions, local policymakers, and private stakeholders in the region are elaborated.

Keywords

Energy Access in Developing Countries Energy Policy Renewable Energy East Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Open Access

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Hafner
    • 1
  • Simone Tagliapietra
    • 2
  • Giacomo Falchetta
    • 3
  • Giovanni Occhiali
    • 4
  1. 1.Future Energy ProgramFondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Future Energy ProgramFondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Future Energy ProgramFondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Future Energy ProgramFondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11735-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11734-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11735-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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