Title: Roadmap for the transformation of electrical distribution network of the city of Douala into smart grid
Authors: C. Mbey; A.T. Boum; L. Nneme Nneme
Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, ENSET, University of Douala, Cameroon ' Department of Electrical Engineering, ENSET, University of Douala, Cameroon ' Department of Electrical Engineering, ENSET, University of Douala, Cameroon
Abstract: This article is a proposal for the development of a roadmap for the transformation of the electrical distribution network of the City of Douala into a smart distribution grid. This research is based on similar work in other towns, surveys, interviews with resource people, academics and the master plan of energy development in Cameroon. It can be helpful as guidance for the deployment of smart grids in Cameroon in particular and in African sub-regional towns in general. The results show that the smart grid deployment in the City of Doula will be done firstly in a short-term from 1 to 5 years, secondly for a medium-term from 6 to 15 years and finally for a long-term from 16 to 30 years. The lack of related studies, benchmarking methods and the unpublished results by those who have already worked on those problems, make this article a greater contribution for energy policy and development, mostly for Sub-Saharan African towns.
Keywords: distribution network; Douala city; roadmap; smart grid; transformation.
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2022 Vol.18 No.2, pp.146 - 162
Accepted: 02 Mar 2022
Published online: 25 Jul 2022 *