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Energy Demand Analysis for Distributed Energy Systems


Ahmar Ali, Syed Kamal, Waqas Ahmad, Jawad Ahmad, Sheraz Khan


Vol. 9, Issue 09, PP. 156-165, September 2022

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Keywords: SDGs, Affordability, Energy Demand Analysis, CDM, SE4ALL

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Energy is one of the most significant drivers for socio economics sustenance and is a perquisite for sustainable development in the todays modern world. Pakistan is a developing country which is sixth most populous country in the world. For Pakistan energy shortfall has become a major constrain in the economic development. The supply and demand gap is 6,000 MW during the peak hours at electrified areas. while there are still one fourth (51 million) of population who have no access to electricity. To provide these rural communities electricity government of KPK has installed off grid minimicro hydro projects on the agricultural canals to ensure reliable, affordable energy to the rural parts of the country. The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of MMHPs in fulfilling the energy demand of communities. This methodology of study is designed to transition from simple survey that focuses on measurement based outcomes to more comprehensive data collection methods. The survey contain all the information about current situation, proposed technologies, sources of energy, member of household, ages of dweller, number of appliances and use of appliance. These questionnaires also included micro hydro performance and issues related fulfilling the energy demand. The results show that most of the MMHPs were not installed properly as in almost every case the actual production production is less than 80% of rated power. It also shows that most of the electricity produced by MMHPs are consumed for lightning purposes. The results elaborate that MMHPs are able to produced maximum electricity during the summer season as the peak demand is also in summers. There is no proper arrangement for stability as well as safety of the system. Considering the satisfaction level most of the residence they are satisfied with the timely availability of electricity. Consideration of other sources is neglected. The improved MMHP installations require better funding for construction; the way tariffs are structured and revenue collected requires further improvement.


  1. Ahmar Ali, ahmerali54@yahoo.com, Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Center for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-E) , Pakistan.
  2. Syed Kamal, , Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Center for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-E) , Pakistan.
  3. Waqas Ahmad, , Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Center for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-E) , Pakistan.
  4. Jawad Ahmad, , Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Center for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-E) , Pakistan.
  5. Sheraz Khan, , Energy Management and Sustainability, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Center for Advance Studies in Energy (CAS-E) , Pakistan.

Ahmar Ali Syed Kamal Waqas Ahmad Jawad Ahmad Sheraz Khan Energy Demand Analysis for Distributed Energy Systems International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 9 Issue 09 PP. 156-165 September 2022. https://doi.org/10.34259/ijew.22.909156165.


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