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Rural electrification with renewable energies



Microgrids and renewable energies have proven beneficial in increasing access to electricity, reducing transmission losses and increasing security of supply, among others. The optimization of the detailed design of these microgrids is a very complex combinatorial problem due to the huge number of equipment location alternatives, distribution structures considering the microgrids isolated or connected (initially or in the future) to the main grid with energy sales, considering the uncertainty in the generation and demand data, and the multicriteria character inherent in the system.

In this context, the general objective of this line of research is to optimize the design and management of microgrids based on renewable energy and considering technical, economic, social, environmental and management criteria and constraints. In summary, multicriteria models and tolos are developed for the design of electrification systems with microgrids and renewable energies, which consider the conditions and characteristics of the promoters and future users, thus ensuring that the solutions obtained are efficient and time-sustainable.


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