Energy supply for sustainable rural livelihoods. A multi-criteria decision-support system
Cherni, Judith A., Dyner, Isaac, Henao, Felipe, Jaramillo, Patricia, Smith, Ricardo and Font, Raul Olalde. (2007) Energy supply for sustainable rural livelihoods. A multi-criteria decision-support system. Energy Policy, Vol.35 (No.3). pp. 1493-1504. ISSN 0301-4215Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2006.03.026
Energy supply to the rural poor in developing countries is a complex activity that transcends the simple selection of a best technology. This paper explains the outcomes achieved by using a new multi-criteria decision-support system to assist in calculating the most appropriate set of energy options for providing sufficient power to fulfil local demands that improve livelihoods. The elicitation of the priorities of future users, which are subsequently integrated into the energy selection process, is seen as a mechanism for the promotion of energy policies that ensure that technological developments reduce poverty. The sustainable rural energy decision support system (SURE DSS), a methodological package and software designed by the research team RESURL builds upon technical and non-technical features of energy development in remote poor areas, drawing on a sustainable livelihoods approach as part of its rationale. SURE enables simulations and calculation of the disparities that may arise between current and potential livelihoods after specific energy solutions have been installed, as well as measuring potential trade-offs among alternative livelihoods. The paper reports the outcome of an application of SURE to the case of a remote Colombian rural community whose total energy demands are only partly met through a diesel generator. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Energy Policy|
|Official Date:||March 2007|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 1493-1504|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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