To increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation
Interest in decentralised renewable energy solutions is rapidly increasing, e.g. solar home systems and mini-grids in Southeast Asia. As conventional mini-grid planning tends to limit participation and exclude social and organisational success factors, planning methods and tools need to be improved and expanded by including communal knowledge resources in the planning process. The aims of the exchange activities are:
- To increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation
- To incorporate user input and knowledge into system design and management
- To demonstrate the “Mini-grid Game” as a participatory planning tool
- To foster knowledge exchange among practitioners
This knowledge exchange activity aims to address the technical gaps in organisations in Malaysia and the Philippines by providing them with the skills to install and operate biogas digester systems efficiently and affordably.
This project seeks to develop an open source load management system for community-based renewable energy systems.