§ Lord KENNET
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they are engaged in studies or pilot projects concerning the installation of conventional energy systems in developing countries with large rural populations, and if so, where and on what scale; and what is the future market for such systems expected to be.
§ Lord TREFGARNE
With regard to the installation of conventional energy systems in developing countries with large rural populations we are currently engaged in, or have recently completed, the following studies:
Recipient Project Scale of Expenture £ Kenya Micro hydro feasibility study of possible local generation of electricity … … 60,000 Mozambique Angoche/Pemba: technical studies for two small power stations … … 15,000 Lesotho Highlands water project: feasibility study 160,000 Jordan Consultancy report on generation and transmission project … 65,000 Sri Lanka Feasibility study and design of large dam for hydroelectric power and irrigation: Feasibility study 515,000 Design stage … 500,000 India Rock mechanics studies (to build up scientific expertise relevant
to hydro projects in the Himalayas) … 250,000 Indonesia Power consultancy for Bali and Madura … 350,000
We are not at the present time involved in pilot projects in this area. The future market for such systems will be correlated with the economic growth of particular developing countries. It is not possible to be more specific without an analysis of future trends in individual developing countries.