Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020, Page: 1-8
Roadmap for the Transformation of the South Cameroon Interconnected Network (RIS) into Smart-Grid
Mbey Camille, Electrical Engineering, ENSET, Douala University, Douala, Cameroon
Boum Alexandre, Electrical Engineering, ENSET, Douala University, Douala, Cameroon
Nneme Nneme Léandre, Electrical Engineering, ENSET, Douala University, Douala, Cameroon
Received: Apr. 8, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 29, 2020;       Published: May 18, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajee.20200801.11      View  318      Downloads  50
This article comes as a contribution to the development of a specific roadmap with the intention to transform the RIS into a smart grid, based on examples experimented in other countries, surveys, interviews with resource people and the master plan of energy development in Cameroon. To set up this roadmap, an audit of the current network reveals many dysfunctions such as regular power outages, imbalances, losses power. The proposed roadmap is structured around three stages which can be summarized as follows: in the short term, the establishment of a reflection committee, his Functional organizational chart and its timeline of activities have been proposed; in the medium term, the deployment of certain equipment such as smart meters; finally, in the long term, the complete transformation of the current network into a smart grid. This will make it possible to integrate the renewable energies which are in development in African countries. It can serve as a guide for the deployment of smart grids in countries of the sub-region of Africa and in Cameroon in particular. The lack of related studies and the non-popularization of results by those who have already worked on those issues, make this paper a greater contribution for energy policy and development, mostly for sub-Saharan African countries.
RIS, Smart Grid, Roadmap
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Mbey Camille, Boum Alexandre, Nneme Nneme Léandre, Roadmap for the Transformation of the South Cameroon Interconnected Network (RIS) into Smart-Grid, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20200801.11
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