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Long-term sustainability assessment of micro-hydro projects: case studies from Venezuela

Author
López-González, A.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Domenech, B.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Energy policy
Date of publication
2019-08-01
Volume
131
First page
120
Last page
130
DOI
10.1016/j.enpol.2019.04.030
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421519302794 Open in new window
Abstract
In 2016, 1100 million people lack access to electricity, mainly in developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America. In these countries, there is a large potential for hydroelectric production through off-grid microgrids, although not fully exploited. This work assesses the long-term sustainability of off-grid micro-hydro projects operating in rural indigenous communities. More specifically, four sustainability dimensions are analyzed: environmental, technical, socioeconomic and institutio...
Keywords
Developing countries, Long-term sustainability assessment, Micro-hydroelectric power plants, Rural electrification, Venezuela
Group of research
SCOM - Supply Chain and Operations Management

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