Integrated Energy Planning – the path towards CLEAN ENERGY

March 4th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in Clean Energy

Integrated Energy Planning – the path towards CLEAN ENERGY

Recently, Mr. Bill Gates renewed mankind’s yearning for CLEAN ENERGY as the way forward towards sustainable and inclusive growth for all peoples of mother earth.

But this would require technical effort, economical approach and environmentally sound action plan that could only be developed through a scientific-based “integrated energy planning”. For such planning to gain wide-spread reach, technical, economic, financial and optimization tools must be within reach by energy and development planners, be it at the level of a community such as off-grid remote areas, river-basin based development regions, island groups, countries, and continents with integrated energy and power networks. More »

Reaction to Mr. Bill Gates’ post on CLEAN ENERGY

February 25th, 2016 No Comments   Posted in Clean Energy

Reaction to Mr. Bill Gates’ post on CLEAN ENERGY

Hi Mr. Bill Gates:

Thanks for keeping the focus on CLEAN ENERGY, and how best to achieve an economic and environmental balance for its future use and mankind’s benefit.

This would require, I believe, easy access to a set of tools and processes that will automate and institutionalize the technical and economic analysis of renewable energy (RE) projects and non-RE projects to determine feasibility, provide inputs to both short-term and long-term optimal dispatch and capacity expansion planning, in order to achieve optimum energy and power generation mix, least cost of energy, lower fuel consumption, reduced GHG emission, sulfur emission and global warming impact of the power industry. More »