System Platform Enabling Peer-to-Peer Electricity Market Model for Off-Grid Microgrids in Rural Africa

Iurii Demidov*, Henock Dibaba, Antti Pinomaa, Samuli Honkapuro, Marko Nieminen

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Abstract

In most of the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, a mere 42% of the population has access to electricity. In rural areas, the number is even below 22%. Connecting users in small remote villages to the utility grid is not a feasible solution due to high capital and operational costs. Photo-voltaic and energy-storage-based self-sustained off-grid offer opportunities for rural electrification. We present a concept that provides integrated package of electricity, connectivity, and digital services, that introduces possibilities for innovative electricity markets. Experiences from a pilot microgrid in Namibia reveal economic and social benefits in terms of investment efficiency and social integration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6919-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 Sep 202018 Sep 2020
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
Abbreviated titleEEM
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period16/09/202018/09/2020

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