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Studies in
Empowerment
Approaches to
Rural Electrification
Worldwide
By Hugh Rudnick,
Joseph Mutale,
Debabrata Chattopadhyay,
and Robert Saint

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Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2014.2317960
Date of publication: 17 June 2014

july/august 2014

1540-7977/14©2014IEEE

According to the World BAnk, there
are about 1.2 billion people who do not have access
to electricity, most of them in rural and remote
areas in the developing world. developed nations
faced a similar challenge to improve electricity
access at the turn of the last century. electricity
access, especially in rural areas, is therefore a
global challenge that has to be addressed by most
countries at one point or another. Many developing nations, together with numerous aid agencies
and support from developed nations, are working today to solve the technical, institutional, and
educational dimensions of this challenge. in this
article, the experiences of three broadly different
countries-the United States, india, and Zambia-are described, illustrating approaches that
have been or are being taken to overcome the electrification challenge.

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