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The cost of providing electricity to Africa

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  • Rosnes, Orvika
  • Vennemo, Haakon
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    Sub-Saharan Africa lacks electricity. We estimate the cost of providing electricity to the region. To do so, we build an optimisation model that links the electricity demand to the supply and links the supply to the generation, distribution and transmission of electricity between countries. To the best of our knowledge, such a model is novel in the literature.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 1318-1328

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:34:y:2012:i:5:p:1318-1328

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    Keywords: Electricity; Sub-Saharan Africa; Modeling; Trade;

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    1. Janosch Ondraczek, 2013. "Are we there yet? Improving solar PV economics and power planning in developing countries: The case of Kenya," Working Papers FNU-200, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University.

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