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Table 4 Source categories of electricity supply in West African countries

From: Low-carbon development strategy for the West African electricity system: preliminary assessment using System dynamics approach

Supply source/category Description
Grid-supply Generation from the power grid
Off-grid A; backup Off-grid generation only when on-grid power is unavailable
Off-grid B; full time ≥1 MW Off-grid generation which is used full time even though there is grid access, with generators greater than or equal to 1 MW (which require government registration)
Off-grid C; full time <1 MW Off-grid generation used full time even though there is grid access, with generators under 1 MW (not needing government registration)
Off-grid D; no grid access Generation in rural locations with no grid access
  1. Source: World Bank [38]