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Microgrids

A microgrid is an electrical system that includes multiple loads and distributed energy resources that can be operated in parallel with the broader utility grid or as an electrical island.

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

This guidebook provides guidance, standards and procedures for interconnecting mini grids with a central electric grid as rural electrification advances…

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Schatz Energy Research Center

Date:

1 April 2013

Deployment Data

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A Framework for the Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Microgrids

This paper proposes a methodology for systematizing and representing benefits of microgrids. The proposed methodology is used to determine the…

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United States Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

McGill University

Hydro Quebec

University of California

Berkeley

Date:

1 September 2011

Deployment Data

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A New Scheme for the Promotion of Renewable Energies in Developing Countries: The Renewable Energy Regulated Purchase Tariff

This report sets out the main findings of discussions carried out by the Developing Countries Group of the European Photovoltaic…

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European Commission

Alliance for Rural Electrification

PhotoVoltaic Technology Platform

Deployment Data

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A Larger Role for Microgrids: Are Microgrids a Viable Paradigm for Electricity Supply Expansion?

This report suggests that microgrid technologies can play an important role in less developed countries, in addition to highly developed…

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Date:

1 May 2008

Deployment Data

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Accelerating Mini-Grid Deployment In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania

This report is the first major survey of Tanzania’s mini-grid sector. It sheds light on lessons learned from Tanzania that…

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World Resource Institute

Deployment Data

Accelerating Access to Energy

This report describes what is meant by the “energy deficit,” which represents a barrier to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.…

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Shell Foundation

Date:

1 December 2014

Publication

Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Ghana

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar

This collection of reports present evidence of the impact of solar household systems and it reviews the market in the…

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Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA)

Practical Action

SolarAid

Date:

1 January 2016

Publication

Achieving Universal Electricity Access in Indonesia

This report describes Indonesia’s electrification environment and identifies barriers to achieving universal electricity access. Principles drawn from international best practices…

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Asian Development Bank

Date:

1 March 2016

Policy Data

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Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future

This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to…

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International Renewable Energy Agency

Date:

1 January 2015

Deployment Data

Policy Data

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Advanced Architectures and Control Concepts for More Microgrids

This report outlines findings from several research endeavors in the European Union. The findings include challenges of implementation, network control…

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European Union

Date:

1 December 2009

Deployment Data

Publication

Australia’s Renewable Energy Future

This report is based on a series of public lectures presented in 2008-2009 on the future of renewable energy in…

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Australian Academy of Science

Date:

1 January 2010

Deployment Data

Publication

Best Practices of the Alliance for Rural Electrification: What Renewable Energy Can Achieve in Developing Countries

This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for…

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Alliance for Rural Electrification

Date:

1 January 2011

Policy Data

Publication

Bringing Small Scale Finance to the Poor for Modern Energy Services: What is the Role of Government?

This report examines the gap between access to modern energy and small-scale finance, and it focuses on the role of…

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United Nations

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Date:

1 August 2009

Training Materials

Building Energy Access Markets: A Value Chain Analysis of Key Energy Market Systems

This webinar highlighted the Building Energy Access Markets framework, a publication developed by Practical Action Consulting that offers policymakers and…

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Clean Energy Solutions Center

United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network

Practical Action

EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)

Date:

30 July 2015

Tools and Websites

Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Sustainable Urban Energy Transition

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Date:

27 May 2015

Tools and Websites

Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Power System Transformation and the Smart Utility of the Future

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how an accelerated rate of innovation and change is placing the…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Date:

27 May 2015

Policy Data

Publication

Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Finance for Energy Access

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how over one billion people globally lack access to electricity, and…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Date:

27 May 2015