Issues and applications of real-time data from off-grid electrical systems

Henry Louie, George Goldsmith, Peter Dauenhauer, Rita H. Almeida

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Abstract

Off-grid systems are a pathway to electrification for millions of people located far from the existing grid. However, the premature failure and under-utilization of these systems are difficult to prevent. Advances in data acquisition hardware, the expansion of cellular communication networks and cloud-based solutions have made data collection, monitoring, archival and even remote interaction with off-grid systems a possibility. The co-installation of data acquisition hardware with off-grid systems is not a wide-spread practice, and use cases of the data have not been popularized. This paper discusses the technology, applications and considerations related to off-grid data acquisition and monitoring. Data from several off-grid systems in Sub-Saharan Africa are used to illustrate the applications.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages88-92
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467399821
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Event2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2016 - Livingstone, Zambia
Duration: 28 Jun 20163 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2016
CountryZambia
CityLivingstone
Period28/06/163/07/16

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Data acquisition
Hardware
Cellular radio systems
Monitoring
Telecommunication networks

Keywords

  • data acquisition
  • energy kiosk
  • energy poverty
  • microgrids
  • rural electrification
  • current measurement
  • servers
  • batteries
  • battery charge measurement
  • voltage measurement
  • monitoring

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Louie, H., Goldsmith, G., Dauenhauer, P., & Almeida, R. H. (2016). Issues and applications of real-time data from off-grid electrical systems. In 2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica (pp. 88-92). Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2016.7556577
Louie, Henry ; Goldsmith, George ; Dauenhauer, Peter ; Almeida, Rita H. / Issues and applications of real-time data from off-grid electrical systems. 2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica. Piscataway, N.J. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 88-92
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2016 IEEE PES PowerAfrica. Piscataway, N.J. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 88-92.

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