Economic and ecological aspects for microgrids deployment in India

Ahmad, F and Alam, M.S. (2018) Economic and ecological aspects for microgrids deployment in India. Sustainable Cities and Society, 37. pp. 407-419. ISSN 22106707

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Abstract

Electrical energy and its convenient accessibility act as a benchmark of advancement and a key essential for all-circular prosperity. No core financial pursuit can be sustained without an adequate and consistent source of energy. India has been accounted for nearly 10% of the upsurge in total energy demand since the end of 2000 and among the main five Green-house-gas (GHG) emitters. Renewable energy (RE) is fast emerging as a prominent resource of electrical power in concerns with rapidly increasing demand and GHG emission. This work presents details of governmental initiatives in terms of acts, policies, mission, scheme & incentives since 2000, worldwide investment in the Indian power sector to promote the Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) and the feasibility of solar and wind-based electrical energy throughout Indian terrestrial. Further, this work presents a comprehensive framework for the deployment of microgrids in the Indian scenario. In order to validate the presented framework, at 9 different locations, the microgrid is deployed using Homer® as simulating and optimizing tool by incorporating environmental constraint and grid availability parameter. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic analysis; Energy policy; Environmental threat; Microgrid; Renewable energy resources
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering and Technology > Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 10:52
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10799

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