Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy.
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KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2018. Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) PowerAfrica 2018 conference, 26-29 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 137-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2018.8521054
This paper explores the need for an appropriate energy delivery, placing emphasis on the role of the indigenous people in developing their future needs. The case study is based on Togo renewable energy sustainability and employs qualitative and quantitative research to achieve the result. The study stems from the fact that Togo like most African countries has a lot of natural resources such as solar, wind and hydro-electric power required to implement a nationwide sustainable energy system. Yet only 27% of Togolese have access to electricity. The research incorporates critical elements such as the identification of local energy needs, the use of low-cost, effective, and locally made appropriate technologies, and the encouragement of capacity building. The study results show the strong will to develop renewable energy technologies however key barriers are due to inadequate framework regulations that governs the energy sector; lack of policies and strategies that encourages the use of feasible technologies and the lack of capacity development. The results findings will be discussed in details and conclusions drawn in this work presentation.