In times of an ageing power grid in many developed countries and large shares of non-grid-connected areas in developing countries, alternatives to the conventional power infrastructure of centralized generation and grid distributed power become ever more important. Using locally available energy carriers for micro-scale decentralized generation could provide both energy self-sufficiency and security of supply for remote customers. From a point of view of availability, only biomass can provide ongoing power, and being a renewable energy source micro-scale biomass generation has an enormous potential to shape a new power sector. As most remote regions are sparsely populated, such a power plant must be as small as possible, whilst still providing flexible operation, robust technology and little maintenance efforts. This paper will analyze a range of feasible scales for such a plant, and it will be shown that such generation systems can feasibly be downsized to small regional levels.
|Title of host publication||2009 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, EPEC 2009|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Mar 2009|
|Event||2009 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, EPEC 2009, October 22, 2009 - October 23, 2009 - Montreal, QC, Canada|
Duration: 4 Mar 2009 → …
|Conference||2009 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference, EPEC 2009, October 22, 2009 - October 23, 2009|
|Period||4/03/09 → …|