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Energy Efficiency of Sustainable Renewable Microgrids for Off-Grid Electrification

Babayomi, Oluleke O. and Shomefun, Tobi and Zhang, Zhenbin (2020) Energy Efficiency of Sustainable Renewable Microgrids for Off-Grid Electrification. PES/IAS PowerAfrica.

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Energy efficiency (EE) has a key role to play in the rate of electrification towards decreasing energy poverty around the world. It has benefits to electrified urban and rural areas, as well as off-grid communities. Therefore, in this paper, we explore using empirical data, the impact of EE (as a form of demandside management) on the adoption of renewable microgrids for off-grid electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study shows that improvements in the energy efficiency of commercial and residential appliances will optimize the availability of existing power resources, creating more access to underserved areas. An EE-centric power distribution model will also lead to higher value per energy served to under-served communities through renewable microgrids.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy efficiency, Energy poverty, Microgrid, Off-grid electrification, Sustainability
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2021 09:35
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 09:35

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