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ASEAN Guideline on Off-Grid Rural Electrification Approaches

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013

Category

Report

Tag

Renewable Energy

Author

The Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (RESP) Team

Key Points

  • Access to reliable energy services is crucial for economic activity and sustainable development in remote rural areas in the ASEAN member states.
  • Rural electrification was therefore high on the political agenda of the countries over the last decades and continues to be an important issue for a number of countries in the region.
  • However, despite those efforts and a lot of ongoing initiatives, an estimated 130 million people in the ASEAN region do not yet have access to electricity what underlines the importance of continuing activities.

The publication was developed by the Renewable Energy Support Programme for ASEAN (RESP), a jointly implemented programme by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) from 2013 – 2016.

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