Geothermal development and investor–community relations

Abstract

Based on a study of Kenya’s geothermal-energy development in Baringo-Silali, this publication explores how and with whom government actors and local communities in rural and peripheral areas interact when planning and implementing large-scale power plants. Starting from a comparison of decentralized and centralized energy systems, the authors demonstrate that the development of this large-scale infrastructure project and the associated investor-community relations are governed by various cross-scale linkages. To this end, the concept of cross-scale linkages is adapted from the literature on natural-resource governance to explore actors, rules, and practices at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Klagge, B., Greiner, C., Greven, D., Nweke-Eze, C. (2020): Cross-Scale Linkages of Centralized Electricity Generation: Geothermal Development and Investor-Community Relations in Kenya. Politics and Governance, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 211-222.

The full article can be accessed here.

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