Technical brochure
TB 835 WG C6.38

Rural Electrification

The backlog of people living without access to electricity is still significant in many developing countries around the globe. Grid-tied and off-grid solutions, with a myriad of technology options associated with each of these, provide an opportunity for these countries to close the gap. It provides a capability to leapfrog the development of electricity infrastructure via innovative solutions to enable electricity access to the majority of the population. Many of the countries also have abundant energy resources available to them, such as solar, hydro and wind, however invariably the cost of creating the associated assets, and operating and maintaining them in the remote rural communities, remains a challenge.
Optimal technical solutions, accompanied by stable political, regulatory and market platforms, provide the essential mix to facilitate the rollout of rural electrification programs across the globe. The integration of growing shares of renewable energy sources will also contribute to the overall reduction of carbon emissions, whilst expanding the rural electrification footprint in the world.

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C6

Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
SC C6 facilitates and promotes the progress of engineering and the international exchange of information and knowledge in the field of distribution systems and distributed energy resources DER. The experts contribute to the international exchange of information and knowledge by means of synthesizing state of the art practices and developing recommendations.

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