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Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy.

Kansongue, Nanimpo; Njuguna, James; Vertigans, Stephen

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Stephen Vertigans



Abstract

This paper explores the need for an appropriate energy delivery, placing emphasis on the role of the indigenous people in developing their future needs. The case study is based on Togo renewable energy sustainability and employs qualitative and quantitative research to achieve the result. The study stems from the fact that Togo like most African countries has a lot of natural resources such as solar, wind and hydro-electric power required to implement a nationwide sustainable energy system. Yet only 27% of Togolese have access to electricity. The research incorporates critical elements such as the identification of local energy needs, the use of low-cost, effective, and locally made appropriate technologies, and the encouragement of capacity building. The study results show the strong will to develop renewable energy technologies however key barriers are due to inadequate framework regulations that governs the energy sector; lack of policies and strategies that encourages the use of feasible technologies and the lack of capacity development. The results findings will be discussed in details and conclusions drawn in this work presentation.

Citation

KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2018. Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) PowerAfrica 2018 conference, 26-29 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 137-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2018.8521054

Conference Name Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) PowerAfrica 2018 conference
Conference Location Cape Town, South Africa
Start Date Jun 26, 2018
End Date Jun 29, 2018
Acceptance Date Mar 15, 2018
Online Publication Date Nov 5, 2018
Publication Date Nov 5, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 137-141
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2018.8521054
Keywords Renewable energy; Sustainable development; Rural communities; Resilient renewable energy systems; Togo
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/3243

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