Energy Production Analysis and Optimization of Mini-Grid in Remote Areas: The Case Study of Habaswein, Kenya
AbstractRural electrification in remote areas of developing countries has several challenges which hinder energy access to the population. For instance, the extension of the national grid to provide electricity in these areas is largely not viable. The Kenyan Government has put a target to achieve universal energy access by the year 2020. To realize this objective, the focus of the program is being shifted to establishing off-grid power stations in rural areas. Among rural areas to be electrified is Habaswein, which is a settlement in Kenya’s northeastern region without connection to the national power grid, and where Kenya Power installed a stand-alone hybrid mini-grid. Based on field observations, power generation data analysis, evaluation of the potential energy resources and simulations, this research intends to evaluate the performance of the Habaswein mini-grid and optimize the existing hybrid generation system to enhance its reliability and reduce the operation costs. The result will be a suggestion of how Kenyan rural areas could be sustainably electrified by using renewable energy based off-grid power stations. It will contribute to bridge the current research gap in this area, and it will be a vital tool to researchers, implementers and the policy makers in energy sector. View Full-Text
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Micangeli, A.; Del Citto, R.; Kiva, I.N.; Santori, S.G.; Gambino, V.; Kiplagat, J.; Viganò, D.; Fioriti, D.; Poli, D. Energy Production Analysis and Optimization of Mini-Grid in Remote Areas: The Case Study of Habaswein, Kenya. Energies 2017, 10, 2041.
Micangeli A, Del Citto R, Kiva IN, Santori SG, Gambino V, Kiplagat J, Viganò D, Fioriti D, Poli D. Energy Production Analysis and Optimization of Mini-Grid in Remote Areas: The Case Study of Habaswein, Kenya. Energies. 2017; 10(12):2041.Chicago/Turabian Style
Micangeli, Andrea; Del Citto, Riccardo; Kiva, Isaac N.; Santori, Simone G.; Gambino, Valeria; Kiplagat, Jeremiah; Viganò, Daniele; Fioriti, Davide; Poli, Davide. 2017. "Energy Production Analysis and Optimization of Mini-Grid in Remote Areas: The Case Study of Habaswein, Kenya." Energies 10, no. 12: 2041.
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