Electric power generation in isolated communities in the Amazon region: A perspective for sustainable development

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2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings
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Velaquez S.M.S.G.
Moreira J.R.
Santos S.A.
Coelho S.T.
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The lack of energy prevents the development of productive, economically organized and potentially employment and income-generator activities, leading to poverty and social exclusion. This article presents a Case Study focused on the electricity generation in an isolated community, developed facing to the social and environmental issues of the North region of Brazil, which concentrates the largest part of the Brazilian communities with no access to the electricity distribution network, a model of electricity supply in Brazil. The activities developed in the community, added to the ones of the residences, demand 200 kW that are supplied by a steam cycle that uses wood residues from the sawmill for electricity generation, besides feeding a greenhouse to dry the processed wood, increasing its added value. For the society, the consolidation of a generation technology that contributes to the diversification in the Brazilian Energy Matrix is presented, from decentralized renewable sources. © 2011 IEEE.
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Bio-mass energy , Energy generations , Isolated community , Steam cycle , wood residues
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