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dc.contributor.authorLópez González, Alejandro Esteban
dc.contributor.authorFerrer Martí, Laia
dc.contributor.authorDomenech Léga, Bruno
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.identifier.citationLópez-González, A.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Domenech, B. Lifetime, cost and fuel efficiency in diesel projects for rural electrification in Venezuela. "Energy policy", 1 Octubre 2018, vol. 121, p. 152-161.
dc.description.abstractFrom 2000–2016, 600 million people in developing countries accessed electricity through fossil-fuel-based technologies, both in isolated and grid-connected schemes. Although an increase in the use of renewable energy sources is expected, 40% of the new connections until 2030 will be through conventional technologies, including diesel. Diesel generator sets can be carried out using three different strategies: (1) off-grid, (2) support to national grid extension or (3) support to distributed generation plants in rural zones. Advantages and inconveniences of each strategy have not clearly been stated yet. The objective is to evaluate and compare the 3 strategies to improve future projects. Therefore, cases from Venezuela have been studied. Historical generation and operational data are analyzed, as well as in situ visits, surveys and interviews. Although Venezuela is an oil producer country, contrasts with the world energy matrix since its fossil fuel-based generation is less than a half of the global average. Results show the advantages of each strategy are conditioned by geographical, climatic and logistical factors, while benefits of the support to national grid extension strategy have been highlighted. These results can assist rural electrification promoters to effectively determine the most appropriate diesel projects strategy.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible
dc.subject.lcshRural electrification--Venezuela
dc.subject.lcshSustainable development
dc.subject.otherDistributed generation
dc.subject.otherDiesel generation sets
dc.subject.otherRural electrification Developing countries
dc.titleLifetime, cost and fuel efficiency in diesel projects for rural electrification in Venezuela
dc.subject.lemacElectrificació rural-- Veneçuela
dc.subject.lemacDesenvolupament sostenible -- Veneçuela
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SCOM - Supply Chain and Operations Management
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorLópez-González, A.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Domenech, B.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameEnergy policy

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