Decentralised options for rural electrification are overwhelmingly superior to the grid in terms of economics and speed, Practical Action says in its Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) 2016. This graphic illustrates how mini-grids and stand-alone systems can change people’s lives for the better.


Least-cost Solutions for Integrated Rural Energy Access


Presenting new research into energy access planning from the perspective of the energy poor in Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo, PPEO 2016 says bottom-up national energy planning is feasible and much more likely to deliver good results than traditional top-down approaches. Yet much national energy planning is still dominated by large-scale, top-down, centralised energy infrastructure development.

Learn more about the Poor People’s Energy Outlook 2016 here.

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