Architecture and System Analysis of Microgrids with Peer-to-Peer Electricity Sharing to Create a Marketplace which Enables Energy Access
Author(s)Inam, Wardah; Strawser, Daniel DeWitt; Afridi, Khurram; Ram, Rajeev J.; Perreault, David J.
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More than 1.3 billion people in the world lack access to electricity and this energy poverty is a major barrier to human development. This paper describes a new concept of peer-to-peer electricity sharing which creates a marketplace for electricity. In this marketplace, the people who can afford power generating sources such as solar panels can sell electricity to people who are unable to afford generating sources or who might have access to electricity but require more electricity at certain times. These ad-hoc microgrids created by sharing of resources provide affordable electricity and are enabled by a Power Management Unit (PMU) described in this paper.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Engineering
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE 2015-ECCE Asia)
Inam, Wardah, Daniel Strawser, Khurram K. Afridi, Rajeev J. Ram, and David J. Perreault. "Architecture and System Analysis of Microgrids with Peer-to-Peer Electricity Sharing to Create a Marketplace which Enables Energy Access." 9th International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE 2015-ECCE Asia) (June 2015).
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