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A Guidebook on Grid Interconnection and Islanded Operation of Mini-Grid Power Systems Up to 200 kW

Sources:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Schatz Energy Research Center

Authors:

Chris Greacen

Richard Engel

Thomas Quetchenbach

Date:

1 April 2013

This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances in developing countries. It aims to help owners and operators of renewable energy mini-grids understand the available technical options, the safety and reliability issues, and the engineering and administrative costs of different choices for grid interconnection.