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Energy Access Case Study 04 – Making Energy Markets Work for the Poor: Large-Scale Dissemination of Biogas Plants in Nepal

This case study documents a successful practice of encouraging private sector participation in the construction of more than 200,000 biogas plants in Nepal. Additional subsidies and microfinance loans for the poor improve the affordability of the technology, leading to its large-scale dissemination more

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Energy Access Case Study 05 – One Digester Plus Three Renovations: Biogas Plants for Rural China

This case study documents a national biogas project in China which, between 2001 and 2010, provided around 32 million biogas plants for 110 million people. The project is a successful example of large-scale energy expansion through joint government action at all levels, working closely with the more

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Energy Access Case Study 06 – Going Renewable: China’s Success Story in Capacity Development

This case study documents the Capacity Building for the Rapid Commercialization of Renewable Energy project (CRE) in China. The CRE has promoted widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies by strengthening the capacities of public and private organizations, facilitating and supporting new more

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Energy Access Case Study 07 – The Pacific Response: Electrifying Isolated Islands

This case study documents the Fijian Government’s achievements in expanding access to electricity in rural areas over the 1986-2009 period. It identifies key government institutions in rural electrification, assesses the objectives and implementation of the 1993 Rural Electrification Policy, and more

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Energy Access Case Study 08 – Turning Tradition to New Ends: Improving Water Mills in Nepal

This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal, which promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses available water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power to meet rural energy needs. The study shows that expanding energy more

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Energy Access Case Study 09 – Women’s Power: Energy Services for Rural Women in India

This case study documents the experiences of Jagriti, a community-based organization operating in the hilly areas of India that implements its programme through women’s savings and credit groups. Jagriti has been disseminating a number of energy-saving devices that have improved the lives of poor more

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Energy Access Case Study 10 – Energy to Move Rural Nepal Out of Poverty: The Rural Energy Development Programme Model in Nepal

This case study documents the Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) in Nepal, which achieved widespread expansion of energy services and helped to formulate the national Rural Energy Policy. Three hundred and seven micro-hydro plants, 3,099 solar home systems, 6,811 toilet-attached biogas more

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Energy Access Case Study 11 – Renewable Energy Sector Development: A Decade of Promoting Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka

This case study documents the experiences of the Government of Sri Lanka in expanding access to energy over 1997-2011 through ESD and RERED projects. In particular, the study reviews the projects’ successful strategy of sector-wide capacity building, creating awareness of renewable energy more

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Energy Access Case Study 12 – Energizing India: Expanding Electricity Access in Rural Areas

This case study documents RGGVY, an Indian government-led rural electrification programme that brought electricity to nearly 12 million households through construction and decentralized operation of electricity distribution infrastructure. Based primarily on desk research, this report presents an more

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Energy Access Case Study 13 – Augmenting Gross National Happiness in a Remote Bhutan Community: Community-based Micro-Hydro for Livelihoods Enhancement

This case study documents a successful community-based micro-hydro project that provided electricity to households in a remote village in Bhutan. The project has had a significant impact on the livelihoods of the community members, has supported income-generating activities through a more