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Sustainable Energy Handbook

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Milena Pirolli22 March 2016

Given the growing role of the energy sector in the portfolio of projects managed by the European Commission, this handbook has been designed to provide useful information and to develop know-how and expertise among delegations and headquarter in the preparation and implementation of energy actions as well as policy reforms.

The Sustainable Energy Handbook 

  • Serves as a basic training material for personnel in Delegations and in DEVCO

  • Is a tool for decision making on various projects and thematic

  • Provides the trusted entry point to bigger wealth of knowledge and information

  • Gives quick answers and information before participation of Commission in meetings etc.

  • Gives some first useful figures for project cost, generation capacities, etc.

  • Contains elements of good policy but not become too instructive and dogmatic

  • Provides a valid and valuable source for links on each subject



Modules index:

1. Introduction

Module 1.1: What is Energy?

2. Energy policy support

Module 2.1: Institutional framework in the energy sector

Module 2.2: Regulation of the electricity sector

Module 2.3: Electricity tariff structures

Module 2.4: Water-Energy-Food Nexus

3. Role of the private sector in the development of energy

Module 3.1: Introduction to public private partnerships

4. Power generation by renewable technology

Module 4.1: Hydroelectricity

Module 4.2: Solar Photovoltaic

Module 4.3: Introduction to Bioenergy

Module 4.4: Clean Cooking Systems

Module 4.5: Industrial heat and electricity produced by biomass

Module 4.6: Biofuel Production

Module 4.7: Geothermal Energy

5. Electricity access transmission, distribution and supply

Module 5.1: Rural Electrification

Module 5.2: On-grid Rural Electrification

Module 5.3: Off-grid Rural Electrification - Mini-grid Systems

Module 5.4: Off-grid Rural Electrification - Standalone PV Systems

6. Energy project financing

Module 6.1: Simplified Financial Models


Dear Mirella, thanks for creating this page! FYI, a new module has been uploaded in the library: Module 1.1 What is Energy?

A new module is updated in section 5. Electricity access transmission, distribution and supply Module 5.5 Grid loss.


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