Off-Grid Biomass Gasification Based Rural Electrification in Lieu of Grid Extension

S. Mahapatra & S. Dasappa
This study is focused on a model towards choosing between off­grid biomass gasifier system and conventional grid extension for rural village electrification. The approach is to formulate a relation between biomass gasifier system capacity and the economical distance limit (EDL) from the existing grid point, based on life cycle cost analysis (LCC). EDL is the distance at which LCC of energy for both the options will match. The life cycle cost of energy is calculated...