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An assessment of South African prepaid electricity experiment, lessons learned, and their policy implications for developing countries


  • Tewari, D. D.
  • Shah, Tushaar


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  • Tewari, D. D. & Shah, Tushaar, 2003. "An assessment of South African prepaid electricity experiment, lessons learned, and their policy implications for developing countries," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(9), pages 911-927, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:31:y:2003:i:9:p:911-927

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    2. Mwaura, Francis M., 2012. "Adopting electricity prepayment billing system to reduce non-technical energy losses in Uganda: Lesson from Rwanda," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 72-79.
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    4. Jacome, Veronica & Ray, Isha, 2018. "The prepaid electric meter: Rights, relationships and reification in Unguja, Tanzania," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 105(C), pages 262-272.
    5. Bekker, Bernard & Eberhard, Anton & Gaunt, Trevor & Marquard, Andrew, 2008. "South Africa's rapid electrification programme: Policy, institutional, planning, financing and technical innovations," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(8), pages 3115-3127, August.
    6. B. Kelsey Jack & Grant Smith, 2016. "Charging Ahead: Prepaid Electricity Metering in South Africa," NBER Working Papers 22895, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    7. Berg, Sanford V & Mugisha, Silver, 2010. "Pro-poor water service strategies in developing countries: promoting justice in Uganda’s urban project," MPRA Paper 32888, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Rajib Kanti DAS & Soman CHAKRABORTY, 2012. "Electricity Crisis And Load Management In Bangladesh," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(2), pages 54-67, June.
    9. Barry, Mamadou Saliou & Creti, Anna, 2020. "Pay-as-you-go contracts for electricity access: Bridging the “last mile” gap? A case study in Benin," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(C).
    10. Mouton, Morgan, 2015. "The Philippine electricity sector reform and the urban question: How metro Manila's utility is tackling urban poverty," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 225-234.
    11. Telles Esteves, Gheisa Roberta & Cyrino Oliveira, Fernando Luiz & Antunes, Carlos Henggeler & Souza, Reinaldo Castro, 2016. "An overview of electricity prepayment experiences and the Brazilian new regulatory framework," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 704-722.
    12. Arthur, Maria de Fatima S.R. & Zahran, Sammy & Bucini, Gabriela, 2010. "On the adoption of electricity as a domestic source by Mozambican households," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(11), pages 7235-7249, November.
    13. Mamadou Saliou Barry & Anna Creti, 2020. "Pay-as-you-go contracts for electricity access: bridging the « last mile » gap? A case study in Benin," Working Papers 2006, Chaire Economie du climat.
    14. Idalina Baptista, 2015. "‘We Live on Estimates': Everyday Practices of Prepaid Electricity and the Urban Condition in Maputo, Mozambique," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(5), pages 1004-1019, September.
    15. Williams, Nathaniel J. & Jaramillo, Paulina & Taneja, Jay & Ustun, Taha Selim, 2015. "Enabling private sector investment in microgrid-based rural electrification in developing countries: A review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 1268-1281.
    16. Kambule, Njabulo & Yessoufou, Kowiyou & Nwulu, Nnamdi & Mbohwa, Charles, 2019. "Exploring the driving factors of prepaid electricity meter rejection in the largest township of South Africa," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 124(C), pages 199-205.
    17. Cardona, M & Gallego, J & Garcia, J & Franco, J, 2020. "Prepaid electricity and in-home displays: an alternative for the most vulnerable households in Colombia," Documentos de trabajo - Alianza EFI 018990, Alianza EFI.

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