A novel methodological framework for the design of sustainable rural microgrid for developing nations

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dc.contributor.author Kumar, Abhishek
dc.contributor.author Singh, A.R. (Arvind)
dc.contributor.author Deng, Yan
dc.contributor.author He, Xiangning
dc.contributor.author Kumar, Praveen
dc.contributor.author Bansal, Ramesh C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T14:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T14:10:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-02
dc.description.abstract Sustainable electrification planning for remote locations especially in developing countries is very complex in nature while considering different traits such as social, economic, technical, and environmental. To address these issues related to current energy needs depending upon the end user requirements, a coherent, translucent, efficient, and rational energy planning framework has to be identified. This paper presents a comprehensive generalized methodological framework based on the synergies of decision analysis and optimization models for the design of a reliable, robust, and economic microgrid system based on locally available resources for rural communities in developing nations. The framework consists of three different stages. First, decision analysis considering various criterions (technical, social, economic, and environmental) for the selection of suitable energy alternative for designing the microgrid considering multiple scenarios are carried out. Second, the optimal sizing of the various energy resources in different microgrid structures is illustrated. Third, hybrid decision analysis methods are used for selection of the best sustainable microgrid energy system. Finally, the framework presented is then utilized for the design of a sustainable rural microgrid for a remote community located in the Himalayas in India to illustrate its effectiveness. The results obtained show that decision analysis tools provide a real-time solution for rural electri cation by binding the synergy between various criteria considering different scenarios. The feasibility analysis using proposed multiyear scalable approach shows its competence not only in determining the suitable size of the microgrid, but also by reducing the net present cost and the cost of electricity signi cantly. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6287639 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kumar, A., Singh, A.R., Deng, Y. et al. 2018, 'A novel methodological framework for the design of sustainable rural microgrid for developing nations', IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 24925-24951. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2832460
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/71513
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en_ZA
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. F en_ZA
dc.subject Microgrid en_ZA
dc.subject Hybrid energy system en_ZA
dc.subject Renewable energy en_ZA
dc.subject Rural electrication en_ZA
dc.subject Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) en_ZA
dc.subject Economic analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Biological system modeling en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable development en_ZA
dc.subject Rural areas en_ZA
dc.subject Planning en_ZA
dc.subject Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) en_ZA
dc.subject Energy policy en_ZA
dc.subject Electric utilities en_ZA
dc.subject Economics en_ZA
dc.subject Ecodesign en_ZA
dc.subject Developing countries en_ZA
dc.subject Decision theory en_ZA
dc.subject Decision making en_ZA
dc.subject Cost benefit analysis en_ZA
dc.title A novel methodological framework for the design of sustainable rural microgrid for developing nations en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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