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The Impact of Micro Hydroelectricity on Household Welfare Indicators

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Title: The Impact of Micro Hydroelectricity on Household Welfare Indicators
Authors: Karumba, Mary Muthoni
Muchapondwa, Edwin
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Publication type: other
Organization: Mary Muthoni Karumba, University of Cape Town, Edwin Muchapondwa, University of Cape Town
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper Series
DP 17-20
Keywords: Micro hydro
rural electrification,
Abstract: The use of small-scale off-grid renewable energy for rural electrification is now seen as one sustainable energy solution. The expectations from such small-scale investment include meeting basic household energy needs and thereby improving some aspects of household welfare. However, these stated benefits remain largely hypothetical because there are data and methodological challenges in existing literature attempting to isolate such impacts. This paper uses field data from micro hydro schemes in... more
Description: JEL Codes: C21, Q01, Q42
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