Talk: Off-Grid Power Systems in Developing Countries

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Summary: Approximately 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to the electricity grid. This form of energy poverty disproportionately afflicts those living in less economically developed countries, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. Achieving universal electrification through grid extension is optimistically decades away and might never be a viable option in rural areas. Instead, many communities will rely on off-grid electricity solutions in the form of renewable energy-powered microgrids. This presentation describes the role of microgrids and other off-grid solutions in providing electricity access. Technical design examples from microgrids in Zambia will presented.

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  • 13230 SE 32nd St
  • Bellevue, Washington
  • United States 98005
  • Room Number: Columbia & Bennett Room

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  • Contact: Darrell Ross mr.darrell.ross@ieee.org, 707-496-8510 for information on this tour

  • Starts 06 November 2018 12:20 AM
  • Ends 27 November 2018 11:55 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Dr. Henry Louie

Topic:

Off-Grid Power Systems in Developing Countries

Biography:

Dr. Henry Louie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. He is a co-founder of the non-profit organization KiloWatts for Humanity, which enables electricity access in energy-impoverished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Louie is a 2015/2016 Fulbright Scholar to Copperbelt University in Zambia. He is the author of the book "Off-Grid Electrical Systems in Developing Countries", published by Springer Nature.

Daniel Nausner

Topic:

Off-Grid Power Systems in Developing Countries

Biography:

Daniel Nausner has designed appropriate technology and rural electrification projects since 2013, leading the microgrid team at Kilowatts for Humanity from 2015 onwards. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle University, and works at Grey & Osborne, Inc. 





Agenda

6:00 pm – Networking and Light Refreshments

6:45 pm – Introductions and Technical Talk and Demo

8:00 pm – Adjourn