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The workshop sessions will be held on 20th December 2019 at OZO Colombo from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm.

Workshop on “Mini Grids”

Mini grid aims to provide electricity for consumers in a town, city, rural areas with local electricity generation and distribution system. The first generation mini grids were developed in the late 19th and early 20th century. Mini grids catering electricity requirements of small and isolated areas were considered as the second generation of mini grids which were developed in 1980s to early 2000s. Third generation mini grids are emerged over few years. New emerged system consists of solar PV, battery storage and backup diesel generators. These mini grids mainly consist of low voltage distribution. Smart meters are an essential component which enables to control the system. The use of efficient appliances by the users is encouraged in the third generation mini grids. This special session focus on the components of the third generation mini grids and associated challengers.


Overview and resources for a mini grid”

Prof. Janaka Ekanayake, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

"Energy storage for better resource utilization in mini grid

Mr. S. Suhas, ABB India

Smart meters for flexible operation of mini grid

Dr. Narendra de Silva, Lanka Electricity Company Ltd, Sri Lanka

Protection and control aspects of integrating distributed generation in mini grids

Prof. Athula Rajapakshe, University of Manitoba, Canada

Accommodating Renewable Generation - Japanese Experience

Prof. Jumpei Baba, University of Tokyo, Japan