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Generation of Synthetic Electrical Load Profiles for Rural Communities in Developing Countries - Applied in Fiji

D. Norta, S. Kopietz, S. Hien, S. Neshvad, Fiji-Team

2016/5/20

Abstract

The electricity supply of developing countries undergoes massive changes. Due to the high dependency on fossil fuel imports, a lot of developing nations support the implementation of renewable generation schemes. To install an economical generation setup the generation capacity, as well as the consumption has to be balanced. Due to the often weak electricity infrastructure like the non-availability of a grid connection the systems have to operate most likely in the stand-alone mode. Therefore, it is important to predict the consumption patterns of the supplied society. A program to create easily synthesized load profiles for a target community, by collecting simple information about the connected consumers and operation times, is proposed to help within the design process of a power system.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 14)
Pages:280-283 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/05/04
REF:292-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.292 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

D. Norta(1,3), S. Kopietz(1,2), S. Hien(1), S. Neshvad(3), Fiji-Team(1)
1. Engineers Without Borders Luxembourg
2. Hochschule Trier. Germany
3. Reliable Decentral Energy Systems. SnT, SystemsUniveristé. Luxembourg

Key words

Synthetic Load Profile, Renewable Energies, Stand-Alone System, Developing Country, Distributed Generation, Hydropower

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