Part of Grid Network »

The Grid Professionals Group covers electric current from its transmission step down to each customer's home. 


Mobile Electricity Delivery Systems (MEDS): A T&D supplement for Offgrid

Jimmy  Nyanwapolu's picture
Founder/CEO, Liberia Electric Power Services Inc

Interest  in electric power systems planning and renewable energy project development with the goal of working with developing countries, especially in Africa in fulfilling their renewable energy...

  • Member since 2021
  • 2 items added with 451 views
  • Aug 23, 2021

Mobile Electricity Delivery Systems (MEDS) is the starting of an innovative paradigm shift in renewable energy plus energy  storage. It begins with the economic and engineering reasons why about 600m people lack electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The long term goal of MEDS is to convert about 50% of traditional electricity delivery fixed capital cost to variable operating & maintenance expenses (omex) that will eventually derive secondary businesses and employment opportunities through  omex management, especially in offgrid regions. This would mean creating partnerships with the distributed renewable energy sector, energy storage equipment manufacturers & suppliers, trucking & transportation industry, and MEDS business developers for the sequential and timely delivery of containerized stored electricity to target consumers in residential, commercial and industrial settings with either direct or limited local distribution networks. This is feasible in offgrid communities without the capex burdens of  #poles ,  #cables , #substations but with omex and its derivatives 

The process starts  today with  #DiGESSCO, a MEDS  micro-access solution that creates basic household electricity access in offgrid regions of developing countries. A pilot test for affordability and accessibility is in the making for  #WestAfrica

DiGESSCO is Distributed Generation + Energy Storage for Commercial Offgrid. It is an innovative solution that I have developed with technical inputs from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructures Center(EPIC) Innovator competition as well as its Ventureprise Center’s commercialization seminar. Its value proposition is to create affordable electricity access in offgrid communities on “as needed” recharging operations of client portable energy storage carriers as displayed in image above. It is more of a process and operations innovation to create energy access. That is why it relies on existing renewable and storage technologies than reinventing.


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Jimmy  Nyanwapolu's picture
Thank Jimmy for the Post!
Energy Central contributors share their experience and insights for the benefit of other Members (like you). Please show them your appreciation by leaving a comment, 'liking' this post, or following this Member.
More posts from this member

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network® is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »