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2 Author(s)
Wei-Jen Lee ; BBRM Group of Consultants, Elk Grove, CA, USA ; Blyden, B.K.

This paper seeks to further proposals previously submitted for a balanced Distributed Generation strategy through modified MicroGrids as part of the various regional energy programs underway in Africa. Developing a sense of ownership at the local community level in a strategic collaboration with the university body and technical schools is the key for the success of projects. In addition to the technology development, this paper also points to the importance of the mutual learning platform for information dissemination of development across economic sectors driven by MicroGrid technologies. This platform will offer R&D advancements in various other technologies focused on energy sustainability. Our evaluation suggests that many of these technologies integrated even at MicroGrid powered levels such as a patent pending solar thermal/Fischer Tropsh system which can provide an efficiency of service beyond rural communities to include large urban centers. This paper will attempt to show that the proposed platform can serve as the drivers for efficient municipal town planning systems, resource management and as human resource growth catalyst. Several models based on previous publications around the development of modified micro grids are discussed to illustrate additional possibilities. These platforms are envisioned as primary building blocks for future system expansion.

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Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2011 IEEE

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24-29 July 2011