Review on issues related to electric energy demand in distribution system for developing countries

Ameena Saad Al-Sumaiti, M. M.A. Salama

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Abstract

Electricity consumers in developing countries are in demand for both reliable and high quality electric services to help the economy and support the increase in population. Poor quality of electricity is a major concern for these consumers because of the load shedding problem. This paper focuses on reviewing the current situation of energy demand and the expected load growth in developing countries. Then it will present the main loads contributing to a customer's electricity bill in these countries compared to his monthly income. It will also discuss other factors contributing to the increase in energy demand in developing countries. It will show the effect of increasing energy demand on power supply reflected into power cuts in these countries focusing on introducing the load shedding problem, main power outages, load shedding status in developing countries and the approaches followed in literature to minimize the severity of the problem. Then, the paper will provide the reader with a knowledge based review on distribution generation and renewable energy sources focusing on reviewing the energy demand compared to the available resources and the role of renewable energy sources in facilitating the expansion of electricity supply in developing countries.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIET Seminar Digest
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
EditionCP659
ISBN (Print)9781785610691
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event3rd IET International Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2014 - Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: 24 Nov 201426 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameIET Seminar Digest
NumberCP659
Volume2014

Conference

Conference3rd IET International Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2014
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuching
Period24/11/1426/11/14

Keywords

  • Developing country
  • Energy demand
  • Power cuts

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