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dc.contributor.authorBoait, Peter Johnen
dc.contributor.authorGammon, Ruperten
dc.contributor.authorAdvani, Varunen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-15T10:44:12Z
dc.date.available2015-12-15T10:44:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-18
dc.identifier.citationBoait, P., Advani, V and Gammon, R. (2015) Estimation of demand diversity and daily demand profile for off grid electrification in developing countries. Energy for Sustainable Development, 29, pp. 135-141en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11408
dc.descriptionDescribes software downloadable from: https://github.com/peterboait/ESCoBox_Load_Model Open Accessen
dc.description.abstractThe potential for small self-contained grid systems to provide electricity for currently unserved regions of the developing world is widely recognised. However planning and managing the electrical demand that will be supported, so that a mini-grid system is not overloaded and its available resource is used as fully as possible, is actually more difficult than for a large scale grid system. This paper discusses the mathematical reasons why this is the case, and describes a practical software tool for mini-grid demand estimation and planning that is complementary to the widely used HOMER software. This software tool is made available for download on an open source basis. Finally a conclusion is offered that mini-grid systems should aim to serve at least 50 households so that demand variability is more manageable and economies of scale can be realised.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectmini-griden
dc.subjectmicro-griden
dc.subjectdemand diversityen
dc.subjectMonte Carlo modelen
dc.subjectHOMERen
dc.titleEstimation of demand diversity and daily demand profile for off grid electrification in developing countriesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2015.10.009
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.funderDFID (Department for International Development)en
dc.projectidProjects OASYS and ESCoBoxen
dc.projectidEP/L002566/1en
dc.projectidEP/G063826/2en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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