A holistic resilience framework development for rural power systems in emerging economies

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Title: A holistic resilience framework development for rural power systems in emerging economies
Authors: Mazur, C
Hoegerle, Y
Brucoli, M
Van Dam, K
Guo, M
Markides, C
Shah, N
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Infrastructure and services within urban areas of developed countries have established reliable definitions of resilience and its dependence on various factors as an important pathway for achieving sustainability in these energy systems. However, the assessment, design, building and maintenance of power systems situated in rural areas in emerging economies present further difficulties because there is no a clear framework for such circumstances. Aiming to address this issue, this paper combines different visions of energy-related resilience both in general and under rural conditions in order to provide a robust practical framework for local and international stakeholders to derive the right actions in the rural context of emerging economies. An in-depth review is implemented to recompile information of resilience in general, in energy systems and in rural areas in particular, and a number of existing frameworks is also consulted. In order to acknowledge the particular circumstances and identify the important factors influencing the resilience of rural electrification in emerging economies, a holistic rural power system resilience framework is developed and presented. This consists of twenty-one indicators for technical resilience, eight indicators for social resilience, and thirteen indicators for economic resilience. This framework can be used by system owners and operators, policy makers, NGOs and communities to ensure the longevity of power systems. This work also paves the way for the creation of appropriate and effective resilience standards specifically targeted for application in these regions - aiming to achieve the delivery of global and local sustainability goals.
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2019
Date of Acceptance: 30-Oct-2018
ISSN: 0306-2619
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 219
End Page: 232
Journal / Book Title: Applied Energy
Volume: 235
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence
Sponsor/Funder: The Royal Society
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: AQ150077
Keywords: 09 Engineering
14 Economics
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-05
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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