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A case for a new approach in theorizing and operationalisation of resilience for electrical systems in developing countries

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posted on 23.04.2021, 12:55 by Francis Mujjuni, Richard BlanchardRichard Blanchard, Tom BettsTom Betts
In most developing countries, the electricity sector policies are chiefly hatched to achieve universal access to electricity. Unfortunately, several implemented projects are characterised with unreliable supply, high cost of energy and multiple vulnerabilities to natural and human threats. Resilience has been mooted as a concept that correspondingly addresses these challenges while fostering sustainable development reforms. Accordingly, several frameworks have been developed but they are atomistic in their classifications of indicators and fail to demonstrate how local actions promote globally defined sustainable development targets. In this study, the terms used in resilience discourses are chronologically explored drawing from them valued capabilities and the critical considerations taken in constructing frameworks. A synthesized framework has been proposed to primarily facilitate the identification and classification of indicators and their attendant metrics. We argue for a case of deploying the framework in a developing country setting, such as Uganda, to facilitate sustainable development.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Unit

  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Proceedings of the Virtual International Conference on Aligning Local Interventions with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Conference

Pages

168-191

Source

Aligning Local Interventions with the UN Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)

Publisher

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access paper under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

10/06/2020

Publication date

2021-07-02

Copyright date

2021

Language

en

Editor(s)

Subhes Bhattacharyya

Location

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Event dates

2nd July 2020 - 2nd July 2020

Depositor

Dr Richard Blanchard. Deposit date: 20 April 2021

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