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Planning for Electricity Access


World Bank

Live Wire


20 November 2014

This brief examines planning for access to electricity. That electricity for all campaigns around the globe often fall short of their targets is partly a failure of planning, according to the authors. According to them, technical changes in the area of generation and transmission could improve the handling of key constraints, such as fuel availability, funding and the rate of building. Planning for distribution networks could also be improved by gathering data on end-use demand and deploying geospatial tools. Most important of all, the entire planning process from generation to distribution must be better coordinated if access plans are to be successful, the authors say.