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Title: Village microgrids: The Chile project

Abstract

This paper describes a village application in Chile. The objective was to demonstrate the technical, economic and institutional viability of renewable energy for rural electrification, as well as to allow local partners to gain experience with hybrid/renewable technology, resource assessment, system siting and operation. A micro-grid system is viewed as a small village system, up to 1200 kWh/day load with a 50 kW peak load. It can consist of components of wind, photovoltaic, batteries, and conventional generators. It is usually associated with a single generator source, and uses batteries to cover light day time loads. This paper looks at the experiences learned from this project with regard to all of the facets of planning and installing this project.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
551983
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-440-23409; CONF-9704141-
ON: DE97008397; TRN: 97:005443-0008
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Village power `97, Arlington, VA (United States), 14-15 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Village Power `97. Proceedings; Cardinal, J.; Flowers, L.; Taylor, R.; Weingart, J. [eds.]; PB: 521 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; RURAL AREAS; ELECTRIC POWER; WIND TURBINES; INSTALLATION; OPERATION; GAS GENERATORS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; CHILE; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Baring-Gould, E.I. Village microgrids: The Chile project. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Baring-Gould, E.I. Village microgrids: The Chile project. United States.
Baring-Gould, E.I. Mon . "Village microgrids: The Chile project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/551983.
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