Comparison of Off-Grid Electrification versus Grid Extension
1. July 2015
Integration of renewable energies into the diesel-powered energy systems of Galkayo, Galdogob and Burtinle in Mudug Region, Somalia.
1. July 2015

Assessment of potential for hybridization of diesel power plants on Bequia

Project period 01.05.2014 – 31.05.2014

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with like-minded organisations and leading private sector partners, has set up a new initiative to develop cost-effective, decentralised, clean-energy applications in isolated off-grid communities of targeted developing countries.Involving public funders and potential private investors at an early stage is key to ensuring that the perceived risks to future private investment are being addressed. This will then provide the basis for future private sector investment. The RLI is project partner for assessing the renewable energy potential on the small island Bequia (St Vincent and the Grenadines).
Within this project the current power generation and distribution system is analyzed. Additionally, future options of hybridization of the diesel power plants by PVs and batteries are suggested.


Philipp Blechinger

Team leader