Introduction to Isolated Energy Systems

  • Anindita Roy
  • Santanu Bandyopadhyay


The opening of the transmission and distribution grid to independent power producers offering cheaper, efficient, smaller-scale plants is a paradigm shift from the era of larger centralized power schemes. This transformation is being witnessed by most developed and developing nations of the world. This chapter begins with a brief description of the world energy scenario, thereby emphasizing the need for isolated systems. In the present circumstances, where environmental vulnerability of energy systems is a sensitive issue, the relevance of isolated power systems is obvious. The potential of off-grid systems over the world, as well as in India, and the challenges to be addressed are derived from a detailed account of country-specific energy scenarios.


Energy scenario Isolated power systems Relevance of isolated power systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anindita Roy
    • 1
  • Santanu Bandyopadhyay
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPimpri Chinchwad College of EngineeringPuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Energy Science & EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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