Mini Grids in Asia. Sameer Kalra Sept 30 th , 2010. Mini Grid. Definition.
Sept 30th, 2010
“An integrated energy system consisting of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (including generators, energy storage devices, and smart controls) that can operate with the utility grid or in an intentional islanding mode.”
Source: Alliance for Rural Electrification
Developing world remains largely un-electrified.
Businesses building Mini Grids to ensure continuous electricity
Hybrid Mini Grids are optimal
Source: World Bank
Choose the right technology based on ground conditions
System integration, project management
S/W for technology optimizationEntrepreneurial Opportunities
More opportunities exist in townships/MDUs rather than in rural electrification