Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Rural Energy Modeling

Working Paper

Mark Howells
Thomas Alfstad
Nicola Cross
Lindsey Jeftha
Gary Goldstein

Issued by
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Working Paper #11, page(s): 47
November 2002

This paper presents the details and results of an energy model of a non-electrified rural village. The model itself was developed with MARKAL/TIMES, a modeling and optimization tool. Much of the data used in the model is based on data obtained from surveys and electricity loggers, while some is based on the authors' own assumptions (e.g. the number of households in the village).