Rural Energy Planning Incorporating Energy and Agricultural Interactions

R. Ramanathan


Energy issuesin rural areashave been tackled using twodifferent classes of mode1s:rural energy planning models for the optimal allocation of energy resources for different end-uses,andrural energy systems models for estimating the share of the energy sector in getting rural resources which are needed by end-uses in the energy and agricultural sectors. In this paper, an integration of both these classes of models is proposed for more eficient energy planning. An application of the integrated model is illustrated using data for a typical village.

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