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Sustainable microgrids for energy-poor communities: a spotlight on the planning dimensions

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posted on 25.07.2016 by Daniel Akinyele, Ramesh Rayudu, Richard Blanchard
Remote microgrids currently account for over 50 percent of the total installed microgrids worldwide. Such systems have a huge potential to electrify isolated parts of the world, but they have to be carefully planned to achieve a sustainable energy supply. This article presents the planning dimensions for microgrids in energy-poor communities. It underscores the framework necessary to design, develop, manage and ensure a long-term viability of the systems. Such a framework integrates the social, technical, economic, environmental and the policy perspectives, thus, providing a sound understanding of the processes and the stakeholders over the life cycle of the systems’ development.

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AKINYELE, D., RAYUDU, R. and BLANCHARD, R.E., 2016. Sustainable microgrids for energy-poor communities: a spotlight on the planning dimensions. IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, July 2016.

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