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Electricity Services in Remote Rural Communities: The Small Enterprise Model

by Teodoro Sanchez ITDG Publishing
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Pbk 104 pages
AU$39.99 NZ$41.73
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ยท Describes the design and use of a particular management model for electricity services in isolated rural communities. This model was designed with the clear objective of efficient financial and technical management, taking into account the social and economic environment and the committed participation of the community. The concept of private management is introduced, where a micro-enterprise is responsible for the running of the system and receives payment in exchange for the management of the service. A new tariff model for rural areas (the model of descending blocks) is used. Its application requires four important components: 1) The tariff scheme, the design of which is based on previous studies of socio-economic conditions and the development potential of electricity in the region 2) The regulation of the use of electric energy, which highlights the responsibilities of the different actors and the activities that need to be performed for the system to function smoothly 3) Contracts between the owner of the generating system and the service operator 4) Contract between the service operator and the users It is estimated that this model could be used successfully in other energy generating systems (diesel, solar, wind-powered) with small changes, especially to the tariff scheme. Subject: GTF-Development Studies: THX-Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology Audience: Energy policy-makers and analysts, development workers, researchers, academics.

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter II: The Management Model 2.1 Objective 2.2 The benefits of applying the model 2.3 Actors Chapter III: Interrelation between the actors involved 3.1 The Proprietor 3.2 The Small Enterprise 3.3 The Users 3.4 The User Committee Chapter IV: Operation of the model 4.1 Proprietor-Enterprise 4.2 Enterprise-User 4.3 User Committee-Other Actors 4.4 Proprietor-Users Chapter V: Applications of the model 5.1 Instruments for the application of the model Chapter VI: Limitations and problems found in the operation or the application of the model Chapter VII: Tariff model 7.1 Favourable characteristics of the model of descending blocks Chapter VIII: Regulation of the operation and functions of the electric service Chapter IX: Contract between the Proprietor and the Micro enterprise for the running and administration of the electric service Chapter X: Energy supply contract Chapter XI: Case Study 11.1 The case of Conchan 11.2 The service before the management model was implemented 11.3 The implementation of the management model 11.4 Complementary aspects 11.5 The results of the management model 11.6 Application of instruments in the Conchan case Bibliography

Teodoro Sanchez is the Technology and Policy Adviser for Energy, Practical Action. He is a mechanical engineer with 20 years experience with Practical Action in Peru and Britain.