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A Review of Interconnected Minigrid Solution for Underserved Distribution Network in Nigeria

A Review of Interconnected Minigrid Solution for Underserved Distribution Network in Nigeria The epileptic nature of electricity supply in Nigeria requires a pragmatic introduction of the interconnected minigrid system to increase the number of insufficient hours of supply to customers. This approach has not been widely adopted by the licensed electricity distribution companies and minigrid investors despite the economic potentials and efforts of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency in supporting the deployment. This paper follows the history of electricity in Nigeria to the current post-power sector reforms era, reviews the minigrid operations and business models that investors and stakeholders could adopt for the successful deployment of interconnected minigrid. It also showcases some viable commercially operated minigrids in selected locations in Nigeria. Conclusively, the paper made some recommendations for the successful deployment of interconnected minigrids for underserved distribution networks to augment gaps created by inadequate hours of supply. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Springer Journals

A Review of Interconnected Minigrid Solution for Underserved Distribution Network in Nigeria

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
eISSN
2199-4706
DOI
10.1007/s40866-021-00108-9
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Abstract

The epileptic nature of electricity supply in Nigeria requires a pragmatic introduction of the interconnected minigrid system to increase the number of insufficient hours of supply to customers. This approach has not been widely adopted by the licensed electricity distribution companies and minigrid investors despite the economic potentials and efforts of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency in supporting the deployment. This paper follows the history of electricity in Nigeria to the current post-power sector reforms era, reviews the minigrid operations and business models that investors and stakeholders could adopt for the successful deployment of interconnected minigrid. It also showcases some viable commercially operated minigrids in selected locations in Nigeria. Conclusively, the paper made some recommendations for the successful deployment of interconnected minigrids for underserved distribution networks to augment gaps created by inadequate hours of supply.

Journal

Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable EnergySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 26, 2021

Keywords: Interconnected minigrid; Hours of supply; Electricity distribution companies; Minigrid investors; Underserved distribution network

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