Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply - Conference 2013 Thursday, February 28

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Conference Documentation - Thursday, February 28th

Opening Session

Block I: Parallel Research Presentation Sessions

Microenergy-Systems (MES) & Agriculture

11:15 a.m. - 13:30 p.m.

Potential Analysis of Microenergy Systems

MES in Infrastructure Planning – The Challenge of Decentralization

The Potential of Mini Grids and Critical Factors


  • Abdullah: An Objectives Analysis for Improved Holistic Design of a Rural Electrification System (Download)
  • Breyer: Comprehensive Country Ranking for Renewable Energy Based Mini-Grids (Download)
  • Palit: Designing a Sustainable Model for Financial Viability of Decentralized Bio-fuel based Power Projects (Download)

The Role of Energy in Development Processes


  • Groh: The role of energy in development process (Download)

Block II: Parallel Research Presentation Sessions

Transition to Renewable Energies through Mini Grids

2:15 p.m.


  • Bertheau: Geographic analysis of isolated diesel mini-grids for the implementation of renewable energies (Download)
  • Koirala: Interconnected Mini-Grids for Rural Energy Transition (Download‎)
  • Mehta: Providing access to clean, reliable and affordable power to the poor in Bihar (India) through Solar Micro Grids (Download)

Users Perspectives


  • Sonnberger: Consumers' Perception of Photovoltaic Systems (Download)

Storage and Simulation

Is there a Role for Microfinance in Decentralized Energy Supply?


  • Sicat: Is There a Role for Microfinance (Download)

Market Place & Networking Place

4:00 p.m.


Welcome Note

5:15 p.m.: Prof. Dr. Martina Schäfer, TU Berlin

Gala Speech

5:20 p.m.: Klaus Töpfer: "Rethinking Science: Energy Research & Sustainable Development"

Evening Panel Discussion

7:30 p.m.: "Rethinking Remoteness – Access to Energy in Rural Areas and Megacities"


Moderation: Sebastian Groh, Postgraduate Program Microenergy Systems, TU Berlin