Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMONER GIRONA MAGDAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBODIS KATALINen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHULD THOMASen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKOUGIAS IOANNISen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSZABO SANDORen_GB
dc.identifier.citationENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS vol. 11 no. 8 p. 084010en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the status quo of the power sector in Burkina Faso, its limitations, and develops a new methodology that through spatial analysis processes with the aim to provide a possible pathway for universal electricity access. Following the SE4All initiative approach, it recommends the more extensive use of distributed renewable energy systems to increase access to electricity on an accelerated timeline. Less than 5% of the rural population in Burkina Faso have currently access to electricity and supply is lacking at many social structures such as schools and hospitals. Energy access achievements in Burkina Faso are still very modest. According to the latest SE4All Global Tracking Framework (2015), the access to electricity annual growth rate in Burkina Faso from 2010-2012 is 0%. The rural electrification strategy for Burkina Faso is scattered in several electricity sector development policies: there is a need of defining a concrete action plan. Planning and coordination between grid extension and the off-grid electrification programme is essential to reach a long-term sustainable energy model and prevent high avoidable infrastructure investments. This paper goes into details on the methodology and findings of the developed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tool. The aim of the dynamic planning tool is to provide support to the national government and development partners to define an alternative electrification plan. Burkina Faso proves to be paradigm case for the methodology as its national policy for electrification is still dominated by grid extension and the government subsidizing fossil fuel electricity production. However, the results of our analysis suggest that the current grid extension is becoming inefficient and unsustainable in order to reach the national energy access targets. The results also suggest that Burkina Faso’s rural electrification strategy should be driven local renewable resources to power distributed mini-grids. We find that this approach would connect more people to power more quickly, and would reduce fossil fuel use that would otherwise be necessary for grid extension options.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.C.2-Energy Efficiency and Renewablesen_GB
dc.titleUniversal access to electricity in Burkina Faso: scaling-up renewable energy technologiesen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.