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Title: quotIntegrated Energy Supply to the Indian Rural Domestic Sector with particular reference to Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu Study of Issues and Development of Strategies quot
Keywords: Integrated Resource Planning, Rural Energy, End Use Energy, Green House Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Demand Side Management
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
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Abstract: Need for energy planning for the rural residential sector is well understood in India. After reviewing the various energy planning models and methods for different sectors in India and elsewhere, an energy planning framework for the Rural Residential sector is developed in this work. Integrated Resources Planning (IRP) is employed as the tool for energy planning and an Integrated Energy Planning Model for the Rural Residential Sector (IEPMRRS) is developed. The model (at the village level) tries to derive a mix of conventional and renewable energy sources for meeting the current as well as future energy needs of the rural residential sector with the help of different plans. Load estimation, load forecasting, identifying the energy mix and cost benefit analysis which are the major steps in the integrated energy planning are carried out with the help of a software developed exclusively for the purpose. RETScreen has been used to perform the Techno-economic analysis of renewable energy systems. HOMER has been used for optimization to identify the capacities for the renewable energy systems when used together. The range of objectives for the IRP in this case includes, providing electric service, minimization of environmental impacts, utilization of local resources, and diversification of supply options. Load estimation and load forecasting for energy planning is done using the modified end-use forecasting model with the help of primary data collected from a detailed energy survey at the village level in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The model will help energy planners to analyze the range of options available for meeting the future increase in demand for energy with due importance to the Green House Gas reduction potential of renewable energy sources. The techno-economics of the nine different systems and two scenarios considered in the seven plans, show that with suitable renewable energy credit mechanisms and financing options, renewable energy sources are likely to contribute to a major extent for the rural e
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Appears in Departments:Mechanical Engineering

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