The purpose of this volume is to explain more specifically how rural electrification could be most effectively used to help the numerous and disadvantaged rural masses of the third world move away from their subsistence type of existence. and significantly improve their quality of life in the coming decades. Electric power is a vital engine for growth. not only in. This book was written while the author was living and working in Sri Lanka. An attempt is made here to provide a comprehensive and balanced treatment of rural electrification and associated topics. in the context of development.
1. INTRODUCTION AND 2. A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON RURAL ELECTRIFICATION 3. PROJECT EVALUATION AND BENEFIT MEASUREMENT 4. POWER SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION AND CHOICE OF TECHINOLOGY, 5. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM LOSSES 6. ENGINEERING STANDARDS AND DESIGN CRITERIA 7. DEMAND ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING 8. PRICING POLICY 9. RURAL ELECTRIFICATION POLICY ANALYSIS IN INDONESIA AND BRAZIL, 11. OPTIMIZATION OF SUPPLY QUALITY IN COSTA RICA 12. OPTIHIZATION OF RELIABILITY AND LOSSES IN INDIA PART I: RELIABILITY PART II: LOSS 13. EVALUATION OF DECENTRALIZED RURAL ENERGY SUPPLY TECHNOLOGIES