Evaluation of choices for sustainable rural electrification in developing countries

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Rahman, Md. Mizanur
dc.contributor.author Paatero, Jukka V.
dc.contributor.author Lahdelma, Risto
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-12T11:09:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08
dc.identifier.citation Rahman , M M , Paatero , J V & Lahdelma , R 2013 , ' Evaluation of choices for sustainable rural electrification in developing countries : A multicriteria approach ' ENERGY POLICY , vol 59 , pp. 589-599 . DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4215
dc.identifier.issn 1873-6777
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/22748
dc.description.abstract Rural electrification (RE) can be modelled as a multifactorial task connected to a large number of variables: decision makers need to choose the appropriate options by considering not only the techno-economic competitiveness but also socio-cultural dynamics and environmental consequences, making the task intricate. Many rural electrification projects have failed due to lack of attention to the issues beyond financial and technical dimensions. This paper presents a standardized approach for decision making concerning the extension of electricity services to rural areas. This approach first determines whether the supply provision should be grid expansion or off-grid on the basis of levelized cost of delivered electricity. If the grid expansion is found nonviable over off-grid options then a multicriteria decision aiding tool, SMAA-2 (Stochastic Multicriteria Acceptability Analysis), will evaluate off-grid technologies by aggregating 24 criteria values. While applying this approach, the delivered costs of electricity by the grid in remote areas within the 1-25. km distances vary in a range of 0.10-7.85 US$/kW. h depending on the line lengths and load conditions. In the off-grid evaluation, the solar PV (photovoltaic) and biogas plants are found as the most preferable alternatives with 59% and 41% acceptability in their first rank, respectively. en
dc.format.extent 11
dc.format.extent 589-599
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ENERGY POLICY en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 59 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Energy(all) en
dc.subject.other Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law en
dc.title Evaluation of choices for sustainable rural electrification in developing countries en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Energy Technology
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword Multicriteria
dc.subject.keyword Off-grid supply
dc.subject.keyword Rural electrification
dc.subject.keyword Energy(all)
dc.subject.keyword Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201610124787
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.04.017
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