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Distribution automation : an opportunity to improve reliability and quality (English)

The control systems of today’s smart power-distribution grids have evolved significantly. Such systems improve system reliability by reducing the frequency and duration of outages. ... See More +

Brief 107122 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Smartening the grid in developing countries : emerging lessons from World Bank lending (English)

Since fiscal year 2010 the World Bank has supported 20 smart grid projects in 19 countries and all six Bank regions. Valued at 960 million dollars - a quarter of all Bank support for transmission and distribution during the period — the projects have focused on advanced metering, distribution automation, and supervisory control and data acquisition for energy and distribution management systems. ... See More +

Brief 107123 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Managing the grids of the future in developing countries : recent World Bank support for SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems (English)

SCADA/EMS and SCADA/DMS systems ensure that power grids are efficient, resilient, and able to adapt to changes in generation, transmission, and distribution. ... See More +

Brief 107121 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Can utilities realize the benefits of advanced metering infrastructure? Lessons from the World Bank’s portfolio (English)

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) provides significant benefits to utilities around the world. Although it is entering the mainstream, technical concerns, policy challenges, capacity, and will in the Bank’s client countries hinder wider adoption. ... See More +

Brief 107120 JUL 01, 2016

Nangia,Varun Ravi; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Gaba,Kwawu Mensan Disclosed

Supporting transmission and distribution projects : World Bank investments since 2010 (English)

The World Bank is responding well to its clients’ demand for financing of transmission and distribution projects. By helping to reduce losses, encouraging the integration of renewable energy, and expanding networks to increase supply, supported projects will improve the financial health of utilities, service for consumers, and economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 97848 JUN 01, 2015

Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah; Chattopadhyay,Debabrata; Bazilian,Morgan Disclosed

Mapping smart-grid modernization in power distribution systems (English)

Smart grids are an essential element in improving efficiency that is relevant to utilities in all countries - from advanced utilities with robust grids to those whose grids barely keep up with demand. ... See More +

Brief 95795 JAN 01, 2015

Oguah, Samuel; Chattopadhyay, Debabrata Disclosed

Private sector participation in transmission systems : making it work (English)

The private sector can be a strategic partner in building and maintaining transmission networks, depending on how well its participation is structured to achieve the desired outcomes. ... See More +

Brief 100989 JAN 01, 2015

Sanchez,Pedro E.; Oguah,Samuel Kwesi Ewuah Disclosed

Integration of short-lived climate pollutants in World Bank activities : a report prepared at the request of the G8 (English)

As a development institution focused on reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank is working in many countries that suffer from a lack of basic services such as waste management, transportation, and access to modern energy. ... See More +

Working Paper 80481 JUN 01, 2013

Akbar, Sameer; Ebinger, Jane; Kleiman, Gary; Oguah, Samuel Disclosed