6, November 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO8891
Open Date: 31/10/2017
Closing Date: 19/01/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.1AA.01
Prog. Ref.: ARTES 20 Phase II
Budget Ref.: E/0520-01C – ARTES 20 Phase II
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ECSAT
Directorate: Directorate Telecom & Integrated Applica
Department: Integrated & Telecom-related Applica Dep
Division: Applications Demonstration Projects Offi
Contract Officer: Dean, Andrea
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 31/10/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

Despite advances in overall global electrification rates, access to electricity is still far from achieved.As of today, 1.1 billion people remain without access to electricity, which includes over 550 million people in Africa and 300 million people in India alone (International Energy Agency, 2012), while an additional 1 billion people lack access to reliable electricity networks (United Nations Foundation). Microgrids -distributed systems of localized generation, distribution network and load – are being increasingly deployed particularly in rural areas of emerging and under-developed countries to achieve energy access. However many challenges arerestraining the growth of this sector, including numerous financial, technical and social limitations.The objective of the feasibility study is to assess technical and economic viability of deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets to support the decentralized management of microgrids in India and other developing countries. The study will eventually propose a roadmap for service(s) implementation and demonstration.The study will be supported by India EnergyStorage Alliance (IESA) that will contribute to collect requirements from Indian microgrids stakeholders and explore opportunities for service implementation and demonstration to be performed through a potential follow-up ARTES IAP demonstration project.

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