All Renewable energy technologies provide sporadic power and thus installing a single technology type into a remote community will not ensure continuous power supply. Therefore, a hybridised renewable energy microgrid can provide a solution for long term sustainability. However, the multi -sourced hybrid mini-grid technology, having a big potential benefit for the most disadvantaged people of the world, is yet to be properly studied/tested.
For this first phase of the project, a specification will be developed for the system. This will be developed between University of Bristol, PEEDA, and UFPA to define the key operating characteristics of such a system, and potential end uses. PEEDA will explore most appropriate sites in Nepal for the project. The sites should have opportunity of having different renewable energy technologies, and their multiple use. Among them, PEEDA will conduct 2 feasibility case studies for sites in Nepal. One of the site will focus on hybridisation of Biomass gasifier and solar whereas the other site will focus on wind/micro hydro, solar hybridisation.