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Productive Use of Energy (PRODUSE)

Productive Use of Energy (PRODUSE)




1 January, 2011 to 1 October, 2011


Energy is essential for poverty reduction, the improvement of human health, women’s empowerment, education – and energy is an essential precondition for economic development. With access to reliable and affordable energy services, local entrepreneurs and companies of any size can generate local jobs, income and, thereby, promote local development, in particular in rural and peri- urban areas.

The Productive Use of Electricity Manual provides a simple framework and a systematic step-by-step approach with practical advice on how to plan, promote and implement productive use components in various electrification programs. The Manual was developed to provide energy practitioners with step-by-step guidance for designing and implementing activities to promote the productive use of energy in the context of electrification programmes.

It is structured according to a generic project cycle covering each phase from initial planning to the implementation and evaluation of projects and components promoting productive use. It is comprised of six sequenced modules, each with a description of the practical tasks to be conducted, as well as references or links to publicly available tools.

The manual has been developed for electrification projects, however large sections can also be used for promoting the productive use of non-electrical energy.

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