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Coventry University (2020)

A Systematic Approach To the Implementation of Renewable Energy Under Different Climate Change Scenarios : Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Energy Access In The East African Community

Nkurunziza, R. S.

Titre : A Systematic Approach To the Implementation of Renewable Energy Under Different Climate Change Scenarios : Achieving Sustainable and Resilient Energy Access In The East African Community

Auteur Nkurunziza, R. S.

Université de soutenance : Coventry University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy 2020

Résumé partiel
Despite abundant renewable energy resources in the East African Community (EAC) geographical region, energy access is very low with less than 20% of the population having reliable access. Modern energy provision in the region is still heavily dependent on hydropower which contributes to the generation of more than 50% of the electricity used in the area. There is clear evidence that the hydropower plants in the region are operating below capacity due to drought. The hydropower production deficit is often met by fossil fuel power generators, which are not sustainable due to their cost and resulting environmental pollution. The existing modern energy provision in the EAC has been found to be inadequate, variable and unreliable and cannot solve the energy access problem in the region. Therefore, harnessing renewable energy from various sources will lead to a sustainable, reliable and climate-resilient energy supply by reducing dependency on fossil fuel, with its inherent costs and potential for environmental damage, as well as buffering hydropower generation shortfalls.

Even though the region has recently developed a renewable energy implementation plan, so far no comprehensive research has been carried out to explore the ways various energy sources in the EAC can be harnessed to reduce the energy access gap caused by shortfalls in hydropower generation. In response to this gap in knowledge, this research investigates a systematic approach for achieving a reliable, sustainable, and climate-resilient energy supply in the EAC under different climate change scenarios.

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