Sustainability of remote
EIT – Energy challenge for sustainable future
Our project is about providing electricity and other
basic needs to remote area of our chose and make
that area sustainable.
We are choosing an area that is in worst position and
needs help but also has a potential to produce needed
energy from renewable sources.
We choose Democratic Republic of
Congo (DR Congo)
Their share of population without electricity is > 75%.
Talking numbers that is about 60 millions of people.
They have a lot of potential resources that are not
used (Huge hydro-power potential, a lot of sunny
days, geothermal energy, biofuels production).
A country is rich in remote areas that are not
connected to main power grid and forced to produce
energy by themselves or stay in the medieval era.
We are researching
Potential renewable energy sources to exploit.
Possibility to make efficient power distribution grid.
Electrification of remote areas that are far away from
Water and basic food supply for remote areas.
Efficient transport that uses renewable fuels
Political factors that affects the country in this moment Implementation costs
In order to…
Produce enough electricity for whole country and
satisfy needs for energy.
Replace non-renewable power sources with renewable
Make it possible for people to have access to most
needed supplies like drinkable water and food.
Provide the country with more energy that can be sold
to other countries to improve the economical
We have found
That DR Congo has plenty of unused hydro-power and
that by building only one huge dam they should be
able to supply half of Africa with electricity.
They also have plenty of sunny days during the year
and solar power can be used to generate electricity in
remote areas away from rivers and main power grid.
That South Africa is willing to invest in DR Congo
power plants so they could buy electricity from them
And we hope…
That the political situation in DR Congo (multiple civil wars) will not last forever.
That providing people with needed resources and
electricity will make them live better and think less
That increased availability of electric energy will allow people to use modern technology and improve their
education and health system.
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