Smart and Just Grids: Opportunities for Sub‐Saharan Africa

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Source:
United Nations
Georgia Institute of Technology
International Energy Agency
Imperial College London
Royal Institute of Technology
Alstom Grid
University College Dublin
International Renewable Energy Agency
Indian Institute of Technology
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Authors:
Morgan Bazilian
Manuel Welsch
Deepak Divan
David Elzinga
Goran Strbac
Mark Howells
Lawrence Jones
Andrew Keane
Dolf Gielen
V. S. K. Murthy Balijepalli
Abeeku Brew‐Hammond
Kandeh Yumkella
Date:
1 February 2011

This report places the Smart Grids concept in the context of sub‐Saharan African, shifting the focus towards the facilitation of just access. It illustrates potential opportunities for leapfrogging elements of traditional power systems, the role of energy planning and effects on regulation and market design.