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Off-Grid Electrification and its Impacts on the Waste Management System – the Case of Bangladesh

Batteiger, A.; (2015) Off-Grid Electrification and its Impacts on the Waste Management System – the Case of Bangladesh. In: Dolan, T. and Collins, B., (eds.) International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Conference Proceedings: 30 September - 1 October 2014 International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Schloss Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria. (pp. pp. 279-282). UCL STEaPP: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

By the end of 2010 more than 1.6 billion people lacked access to modern energy services. To overcome this situation the United Nations started the “sustainable energy for all initiative” with the objective to provide access to modern energy services for all until 2030. Especially for off-grid areas in the least developed countries decentralized systems based on renewable energies and in particular solar energy are seen as the most promising solution for electrification. Lack of access to modern energy services goes in general along with a lack of a proper waste management system for the expected future waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The main lessons learned from a waste management perspective, is that prequalification of the suppliers can change industry standards. Local battery producers and recyclers and a working collection system are needed to guarantee that lead acid batteries are recycled properly.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Off-Grid Electrification and its Impacts on the Waste Management System – the Case of Bangladesh
Event: International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Conference (ISNGI 2014)
Location: International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Schloss Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria
Dates: 30 September - 1 October 2014
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/isngi/proceedings
Language: English
Keywords: Rural Electrification, Waste Management, Solar Home System, Battery Recycling, Microenergy System, Bangladesh, Least Developed Countries
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469411
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