Financing for Rural Electrification

Najib Altawell

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    Abstract

    Financing rural electrification projects successfully requires the understanding and implementation of certain factors connected wholly or partly to the make-up and functionality of the project. Among these factors are aspects related to project affordability, reliability, sustainability, and present as well as future development. In this paper, a variety of basic financing aspects have been discussed and examined, regardless of the original aim(s) and objective(s) of the project, e. g. whether for the purpose of establishing off-grid electricity supply (in the form of renewable energy system) and/or to extend the supply from the national grid to the town or the village concerned. For these reasons, a number of financial aspects, as well as financial institutes/organisations with their resources and structures, have been examined and discussed. The purpose behind the discussion is simply to provide a window to the world of finance, in particular where rural electrification is concerned. This kind of approach is part of a wider mechanism to help in speeding-up rural electrification in the countryside of the developing countries, in general, and South Asia, in particular.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FINANCIAL ENGINEERING & ECONOMICS (CIFER)
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages277-284
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-1803-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventIEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics (CIFEr) - New York
    Duration: 29 Mar 201230 Mar 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering and Economics (CIFEr)
    CityNew York
    Period29/03/1230/03/12

    Cite this

    Altawell, N. (2012). Financing for Rural Electrification. In 2012 IEEE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FINANCIAL ENGINEERING & ECONOMICS (CIFER) (pp. 277-284). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIFEr.2012.6327803