Microgrids in developing countries

Microgrids in developing countries

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Developing countries are those whose economies are in the process of economic development from underdevelopment or a transitional economy [1]. These countries have not attained a high level of industrialization yet and have some problems related to weak infrastructures, inequality, and so on. Two-thirds of the world's population live in developing countries located mainly in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Some of the main social problems of developing countries are [1] poverty, understood as the lack of wealth to meet the needs of the inhabitants; high unemployment and corruption rates; economic inequality among their inhabitants; little or no funding for science and technology from the state; low per capita income; and technological dependence on other countries.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Developing countries and their electrical infrastructure
  • 10.2 Microgrids research in developing countries
  • 10.3 Microgrids technology in developing countries
  • 10.3.1 Latin America: Argentina and Brazil cases
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • 10.3.2 Asia
  • 10.4 Clean energy standards and policy in developing countries
  • 10.4.1 Latin America
  • 10.4.2 Asia
  • 10.4.3 Africa
  • 10.5 Current microgrids projects in developing countries
  • 10.5.1 Armstrong Microgrid (Argentina)
  • 10.5.2 District Power Plant Microgrid (Brazil)
  • 10.5.3 Lençois Island Microgrid (Brazil)
  • 10.5.4 Microgrid in sustainable building of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil)
  • 10.5.5 Huatacondo Microgrid (Chile)
  • 10.5.6 UPB Microgrid (Colombia)
  • 10.5.7 Santa Cruz del Islote Microgrid (Colombia)
  • 10.5.8 Photovoltaic project in Baltra Island and Puerto Ayora (Ecuador)
  • 10.5.9 Hybrid Project Isabela (Ecuador)
  • 10.5.10 Microgrid in Hangzhou Dianzi Technology University (China)
  • 10.5.11 Microgrid in Langfang Eco-Smart City (China)
  • 10.5.12 Microgrid in Chengde (China)
  • 10.5.13 Mae-Sariang (Chiang Mai) Microgrid (Thailand)
  • 10.5.14 Mae Hong Son microgrid (Thailand)
  • 10.5.15 Community microgrids in India (Dharnai, Sundarbans Islands, Sagar Island)
  • References

Inspec keywords: power distribution economics; distributed power generation; power generation economics

Other keywords: weak infrastructures; microgrids; economic inequality; developing countries; social problems; Latin America; industrialization; corruption rates; Asia; transitional economy; high unemployment; Africa

Subjects: Power system management, operation and economics; Distributed power generation

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