Analytical Frameworks and an Integrated Approach for Mini-Grid-Based Electrification

  • Subhes C. BhattacharyyaEmail author
  • Arabinda Mishra
  • Gopal K. Sarangi
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Although rural electrification using mini-grids has attracted recent global attention, the concept has been there for quite some time. Consequently, a number of analytical approaches exist to support the decision-making process. This chapter first provides a review of literature dealing with analytical frameworks for off-grid and mini-grid based electrification projects. The range of analytical options includes simple worksheet-based tools to more sophisticated optimisation tools for technology selection as well as assessments based on multi-criteria analysis. This is followed by an evaluation of mini-grid based off-grid electrification projects in India that allows the identification of critical factors for the success of such projects. Finally, the chapter proposes an integrated approach for analysing decentralised mini-grid projects in a holistic manner.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arabinda Mishra
    • 2
  • Gopal K. Sarangi
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Policy and PlanningTERI UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.TERI UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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