publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Decentralized energy systems for clean electricity access

Alstone, P; Gershenson, D; Kammen, DM;
  • Published: 25 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of the 1.3 billion people lacking electricity, while simultaneously transitioning to a decarbonized energy system. With particular focus on the energy needs of the underserved, we present an analytic and conceptual framework that clarifies the heterogeneous continuum of centralized on-grid electricity, autonomous mini-or community grids, and distributed, individual energy services. A historical analysis shows that the present day is a unique moment in the history of electrification where decentralized energy networks are rapidly spreading, based on sup...
Subjects
free text keywords: Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental economics, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Energy system, Conceptual framework, Distributed generation, Electricity, Biology
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