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Sustainable management model for rural electrification: Case study based on biomass solid waste considering the Brazilian regulation policy

Authors
Journal
Renewable Energy
0960-1481
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2011.07.004
Keywords
  • Rural Electrification
  • Biomass
  • Waste
  • Management Model
  • Regulation
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Law

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents a proposal of sustainable management model alternative for electrification of remote communities in the Amazon region, considering the Brazilian regulation policy. This paper presents also a case study of the electrification in a river-dwelling community in the State of Pará, Brazil, within the scope of the Program for Electric Power Service Universalization in Brazil. The community shall be provided with electrification facilities through a small biomass-based power plant, directly firing residues produced by the local economic activity. The objective of the paper is to make a proposal for a sustainable management model that is suitable for the community’s isolation conditions, considering the high costs with operation and maintenance related to the supply for isolated consumers in small locations. A simulation is conducted for the operation of the small biomass-based power plant; the generation costs are determined; the legal aspects are analyzed; and a suggestion for the management model is presented.

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