The empirical reality & sustainable management failures of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (part 1 of 2)

Eugene C.X. Ikejemba, Peter B. Mpuan, Peter C. Schuur, Jos van Hillegersberg

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Abstract

The future of electrification of Africa lies within off-grid generation via renewable energy (RE). Although many RE projects have started across the Sub-Sahara, especially public projects are seldom successful. This study engages directly (ethnographically) with the local communities benefitting or expected to benefit from the projects, the implementing organizations and government. Despite the differences in culture and understanding, the reasons for failure of the projects are found to be similar across the different countries: (i) political agenda, (ii) process of awarding projects, (iii) stakeholder co-operation, (iv) planning & implementation, (v) maintenance and (vi) public acceptance & inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-240
JournalRenewable energy
Volume102
Issue numberPart A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • IR-103016
  • METIS-320870

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