Smart and Just Grids: Opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Source:
United Nations
International Energy Agency
Georgia Institute of Technology
Imperial College
Authors:
Morgan Bazilian
Manuel Welsch
Deepak Divan
David Elzinga
Goran Strbac
Mark Howells
Andrew Keane
Dolf Gielen
V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli
Abeeku Brew-Hammond
Kendeh Yumkella
Lawrence Jones
Date:
1 October 2011

This paper presents current challenges to deploying grids in Africa and highlights the role that the rapidly evolving technological and commercial concept of smart grids might play in ensuring a reliable and secure electricity supply for the region.