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Title: Quality Assurance Framework Implementation Guide for Isolated Community Power Systems

Abstract

This implementation guide is a companion document to the 'Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids' technical report. This document is intended to be used by one of the many stakeholder groups that take part in the implementation of isolated power systems. Although the QAF could be applied to a single system, it was designed primarily to be used within the context of a larger national or regional rural electrification program in which many individual systems are being installed. This guide includes a detailed overview of the Quality Assurance Framework and provides guidance focused on the implementation of the Framework from the perspective of the different stakeholders that are commonly involved in expanding energy development within specific communities or regions. For the successful long-term implementation of a specific rural electrification program using mini-grid systems, six key stakeholders have been identified that are typically engaged, each with a different set of priorities 1. Regulatory agency 2. Governmental ministry 3. System developers 4. Mini-utility 5. Investors 6. Customers/consumers. This document is broken into two distinct sections. The first focuses on the administrative processes in the development and operation of community-based mini-grid programs, while the second focuses on the process around the installation of themore » mini-grid project itself.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Independent Consultant (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); U.S. Department of State; U.S. Agency for International Development
OSTI Identifier:
1375692
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-68634
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; mini-grid; power quality; rural energy; energy access; standards; quality assurance framework; guide; implementation; electrification; reliability; verification; development; operation; installation

Citation Formats

Esterly, Sean R., Baring-Gould, Edward I., Burman, Kari A., and Greacen, Chris. Quality Assurance Framework Implementation Guide for Isolated Community Power Systems. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1375692.
Esterly, Sean R., Baring-Gould, Edward I., Burman, Kari A., & Greacen, Chris. Quality Assurance Framework Implementation Guide for Isolated Community Power Systems. United States. doi:10.2172/1375692.
Esterly, Sean R., Baring-Gould, Edward I., Burman, Kari A., and Greacen, Chris. Tue . "Quality Assurance Framework Implementation Guide for Isolated Community Power Systems". United States. doi:10.2172/1375692. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375692.
@article{osti_1375692,
title = {Quality Assurance Framework Implementation Guide for Isolated Community Power Systems},
author = {Esterly, Sean R. and Baring-Gould, Edward I. and Burman, Kari A. and Greacen, Chris},
abstractNote = {This implementation guide is a companion document to the 'Quality Assurance Framework for Mini-Grids' technical report. This document is intended to be used by one of the many stakeholder groups that take part in the implementation of isolated power systems. Although the QAF could be applied to a single system, it was designed primarily to be used within the context of a larger national or regional rural electrification program in which many individual systems are being installed. This guide includes a detailed overview of the Quality Assurance Framework and provides guidance focused on the implementation of the Framework from the perspective of the different stakeholders that are commonly involved in expanding energy development within specific communities or regions. For the successful long-term implementation of a specific rural electrification program using mini-grid systems, six key stakeholders have been identified that are typically engaged, each with a different set of priorities 1. Regulatory agency 2. Governmental ministry 3. System developers 4. Mini-utility 5. Investors 6. Customers/consumers. This document is broken into two distinct sections. The first focuses on the administrative processes in the development and operation of community-based mini-grid programs, while the second focuses on the process around the installation of the mini-grid project itself.},
doi = {10.2172/1375692},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}

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