Joy Jan. “Electrification of Africa: Marshall Plan”

Working notes for final report

Photo Joy JanThe following is a working document  submitted  by Ms.  Joy Jan as an intermediate step in the process of preparing the final report  to be submitted by registered students of the SDED seminar by  6 April 2015 in fulfillment of course requirements.  This work plan was presented to the seminar for comment and discussion on the final day of the course. Students are invited to discuss their  questions and work on this final report with their professor for the course over the preceding weeks.

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Submittal in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the IMBA Seminar on Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, March 2015.

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One thought on “Joy Jan. “Electrification of Africa: Marshall Plan”

  1. John Wetmore, Producer at Perils For Pedestrians Television comments on Joy Jan’s working notes for her Term Essay on “Electrification of Africa”

    When you are dealing with areas where the electric grid is vastly inadequate or even non-existent, in many cases local renewable sources of power can be attractive and competitive.
    What are the economics of rooftop solar when it negates the need for miles of copper wire?
    How well do local renewable sources work compared with national grids in areas with weak or corrupt national governments?

    How well do renewables scale? For example, a solar lantern that takes the place of a kerosene lantern and includes a port to recharge mobile phones, for a rural household that could never afford a rooftop system and internal wiring.

    How do long term costs compare with building coal plants and then replacing them with renewables when we eventually get serious about carbon dioxide?


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