Sustainability of Off-Grid Community Energy Projects: A Case Study of Micro-Hydro Projects in Nepal

Bharat Poudel, Kevin Parton, Jane Maley

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Abstract

The crucial role of reliable and affordable energy services for economic growth and wellbeing of rural people has been widely acknowledged. Off-grid renewable energy technologies (RETs) can have dramatic benefits for rural families and communities. However, experience with such services developed to date suggests that their sustainability is questionable. A qualitative study was conducted in Nepal to analyse such off-grid micro-hydro projects and reviewed various managerial aspects of their operation. This paper highlights some important project attributes such as involvement of local people, project size, tariff structure, growths in consumption and sales revenue, post-installation support, characteristics of management team and a financial system. The research focus is on how these input and process variables drive the sustainability of such schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging the many faces of sustainable work: Conference proceedings
Pages436-455
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 05 Dec 2018
Event32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2018: ANZAM 2018 - Cordis Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 04 Dec 201807 Dec 2018
https://www.anzam.org/ (conference website)
https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ANZ4401-ANZAM-Conference-Proceedings-Abstracts-2018.pdf (conference proceedings)
https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ANZAM-Conference-Proceedings-2018.pdf (full paper proceedings)
http://anzamconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ANZAM-2018-PROGRAM-FINAL-VER-4_1-DEC18.pdf (conference program)
http://anzamconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ANZAM-2018-Call-For-Papers-Final.pdf (call for papers)

Conference

Conference32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleManaging the many faces of sustainable work
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period04/12/1807/12/18
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