Designing Sustainable Off‐grid Rural Electrification Projects: Principles and Practices


The World Bank
1 November 2008

This report from The World Bank presents guidance and best practices for developing nations to deploy off-grid rural electrification technology or upgrade to newer, recently matured off-grid renewable energy generation. It contains an overview of the drivers and benefits for rural off-grid electrification and an analysis of salient factors for deployment, such as environmental considerations, international co-financing, and a comparison of various technology options. The report contains case study information from the Philippines, Bolivia, and Sri Lanka.