The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has commissioned a rapid desk based study into the factors affecting choice of energy resource utilisation (with a focus on electricity generation). The results of the study will help to provide an improved understanding of the relative effect of each factor, and summarise available literature on how the factors have played out in six countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal and Viet Nam.
Literature available on each of the following factors was considered with respect to choice of energy resource utilisation:
- Sector governance and decision making framework
- Market structure in the power sector
- Constraints on the use of large scale renewables
- Progress towards a market based mechanism.
This report has been produced by Ricardo AEA for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Shaw, D.; Perera, N. Rapid desk based study: Factors at country level influencing choice in utilisation of energy resource potential. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) 44 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_hd.feb2013.shaw_perera]