Electricity

Electrification to Grow Manufacturing? Evidence from Nepal

Almost half of firms in South Asia identify electricity as a major constraint to operations. We investigate whether electrification in Nepal -- via microhydro mini-grids -- helped grow the manufacturing sector. Electrification led to a substantial …

Smart Meters and the Benefits from Electricity Quality Improvements

Poor service quality is a challenge common to the electricity sector in many developing countries. Smart meters provide additional information to both consumers and utilities, potentially mitigating this challenge. In a randomized experiment in …