IEEE Power & Energy Magazine - July/August 2014 - 50

Northern Lights

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By Mariano Arriaga,
Claudio A. Cañizares,
and Mehrdad Kazerani

Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/MPE.2014.2317963
Date of publication: 17 June 2014

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ieee power & energy magazine

Access to energy in mAny of the world's
remote communities is still restricted; these locations only have
access to simple and inexpensive local energy sources, such as
biomass for cooking and kerosene lamps or candles for lighting.
the world Bank and the international energy Agency (ieA)
perceive this energy deficit as a major obstacle to achieving community economic development as well as to obtaining adequate
access to health services and clean water. electricity is a flexible,
modern source of energy that is considered to be one of the principal driving forces that stimulate community development and
access to basic services in remote locations. governments, private
institutions, and nongovernmental organizations have gradually

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