The purpose of this volume is to explain more specifically how rural electrification could be most effectively used to help the numerous and disadvantaged rural masses of the third world move away from their subsistence type of existence. and significantly improve their quality of life in the coming decades. Electric power is a vital engine for growth. not only in. This book was written while the author was living and working in Sri Lanka. An attempt is made here to provide a comprehensive and balanced treatment of rural electrification and associated topics. in the context of development.

chapter 1|28 pages

Introduction and Overview

chapter 3|35 pages

Project Evaluation and Benefit Measurement

chapter 5|17 pages

Distribution System Losses

chapter 6|37 pages

Engineering Standards and Design Criteria

chapter 7|22 pages

Demand Analysis and Forecasting

chapter 8|44 pages

Pricing Policy

chapter 11|41 pages

Optimization of Supply Quality in Costa Rica