Special Issue: Electricity for All: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions for Energy-Disadvantaged Communities
Volume 107, Issue 9
Special Issue Papers
This article discusses and recommends a global network of Energy Access Innovation Centers (EAICs) dedicated to providing services that bolster solutions for energy-impoverished communities.
This article focuses on data standardization for electricity access and renewable-energy-based microgrids, since such data would play a significant role in the context of electricity access.
This article discusses the gathering and use of grid and end-user data, and examines how expanding access to data and data-sharing are likely to provide value and pose risks to key energy-access stakeholders.
This article explores technical, socio–political, economic, and policy issues associated with the implementation of renewable-diesel hybrid microgrids in Alaska, including lessons learned.
This article presents planning models and studies that demonstrate the feasibility, impact, and benefits of introducing renewable energy together with variable speed generation technologies in remote microgrids in the Canadian Arctic.
This article discusses and illustrates a co-construction methodology for the development of sustainable energy supply solutions that exploit local renewable energy sources in actual energy-limited communities in Chile.
This article describes and demonstrates an optimization model and program for electrification planning that identifies the lowest cost system designs for electricity access.
This article describes and demonstrates a capacity expansion model to assess the sequencing and pacing of centralized, distributed, and offgrid electrification strategies.
This article presents a modeling process to derive a leastcost electrification plan for five states in Nigeria, combining energy system simulations with geospatial information system tools.
This article introduces and illustrates a novel method to gather and interpret end-user needs, aspirations, and contextual factors to improve engineering design practices for energy access in impoverished communities.
This article describes and analyzes four identical capacity rural minigrid interventions undertaken in communities in Kenya and Uganda with differing socioeconomic characteristics and demographics.
This article reports a technoeconomic feasibility and sustainability analysis for a hybrid microgrid in India based on local solar PV and biomass resources.