Category Archives: ENERGY SERVICES IN THE HINDU KUSH HIMALAYAN REGION

MOBILIZING FORCES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

A sustainable energy system can only evolve as a common effort of many actors. The state has a coordinating role which is accomplished through the definition of goals of common interest, and strategies and policies to coordinate efforts in the preferred direction. The strategies and decisions of energy companies to invest are strongly influenced by the policy framework provided. Corporate […]

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Wood Waste Cogeneration in Kumasi, Ghana

Dominic Derzu, Henry Mensah-Brown and Abeeku Brew-Hammond 16.1. THE INCREASING ENERGY DEMAND IN GHANA The demand for power has increased significantly in Ghana over the years, resulting in an annual power supply crisis since 1983. Thus the country has had increasing difficulties in meeting the demand of domestic and industrial consumers, and export commitments to neighboring countries. In fact, Ghana […]

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Carbon Credits from Cogeneration with Bagasse

Marcelo Junqueira 15.1. THE CONTEXT OF SANTA ELISA’S BAGASSE COGENERATION PROJECT The demand for electricity in Brazil is growing fast, requiring new and cost-efficient ways to meet the country’s energy needs. Brazil’s predominant reliance on hydropower (80 per cent of the country’s total electricity use in 2002) is expected to decrease as diversification is being pursued. The competitiveness of large […]

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FEASIBILITY OF A COGENERATION PROJECT IN KUMASI

The timber industry in Ghana comprised about 134 wood-processing firms in 1996 (S-B. Atakora, 1999). It is the fourth foreign exchange earner in the country after gold, cocoa and tourism, and a heavy user of both electricity and heat. The industry has been constantly troubled with power outages due to power rationing in the entire country, especially in the dry […]

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