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000204187 245__ $$aSmart Microgrids as a Solution for Rural Electrification: Ensuring Long-Term Sustainability Through Cadastre and Business Models
000204187 260__ $$aPiscataway$$bIeee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc$$c2014
000204187 269__ $$a2014
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000204187 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000204187 520__ $$aThe provision of energy at the local level by using renewable and local resources is increasingly acknowledged as a techno-economic solution for rural electrification. This work describes an approach for implementing microgrid projects at the institutional level by means of a specific entity that uses methods that engage the community in microgrid operation and maintenance (O&M), which ensures long-run benefits. The first step, related to macro-level barriers, is addressed by building a complete cadastre of isolated communities, while the second, at the micro level, focuses on business models for covering investment and O&M costs. A cadastre uncovers the key characteristics of each location (energy resources, availability, socio-economic conditions, environment, etc.). A cadastre also helps identify local needs, develop monitoring strategies, and determine benchmarks among microgrids. Its information also assists with proposing new projects, securing funding, and monitoring actual microgrids. At the micro level, local stakeholders, economic capabilities, social capital, and organizational structures are identified, which contribute to the selection of a tailored business model that can enable fundraising and O&M activities. The approach is presented in a four-stage framework: 1) background data collection; 2) community profile building; 3) system design; and 4) detailed engineering. Each community is evaluated by a prioritization index that considers the electrical conditions of each residence.
000204187 6531_ $$aBusiness models
000204187 6531_ $$acadastre
000204187 6531_ $$adistributed generation
000204187 6531_ $$amicrogrid
000204187 6531_ $$arural electrification
000204187 700__ $$aUbilla, Karen$$uUniv Chile, Energy Ctr FCFM, Santiago 8340422, Chile
000204187 700__ $$aJimenez-Estevez, Guillermo A.$$uUniv Chile, Energy Ctr FCFM, Santiago 8340422, Chile
000204187 700__ $$aHernadez, Roberto$$uUniv Chile, Environm Sci & Nat Renewable Resources Dept, Santiago 8340422, Chile
000204187 700__ $$0247089$$aReyes-Chamorro, Lorenzo$$g228080
000204187 700__ $$aIrigoyen, Claudia Hernandez
000204187 700__ $$aSeverino, Bernardo$$uUniv Chile, Energy Ctr FCFM, Santiago 8340422, Chile
000204187 700__ $$aPalma-Behnke, Rodrigo$$uUniv Chile, Energy Ctr FCFM, Santiago 8340422, Chile
000204187 773__ $$j5$$k4$$q1310-1318$$tIeee Transactions On Sustainable Energy
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