Small Scale Rural Electrification

Developing countries face unique challenges when it comes to sustainable electricity production in remote areas. Creating a successful long-term renewable energy solution requires considerably more than just a technology “fix”. Earth Systems understands that the specific social and environmental context for a rural electrification project will not only dictate the technology choice but will also determine the key factors influencing the ultimate long-term success of the project. Whether it is micro- or pico-hydro, micro-wind, solar or a bioenergy system, Earth Systems can help match social needs and energy requirements with a suitable, sustainable technology platform.

Services

Our rural electrification services include:

  • Renewable energy resource surveys, assessments and mapping;
  • Renewable energy feasibility studies;
  • Environmental and social impact assessments;
  • CDM project development – generating carbon credit incentives for renewable energy projects;
  • Carbon accounting services to quantify the full life-cycle project emissions;
  • Independent assessment of project economics and technology feasibility; and
  • Engineering design expertise in renewables – particularly in biomass to energy systems and processes.

Recent projects

  • CDM project development for a 76 MW run-of-river hydro power project in Lao PDR
  • Feasibility study for a 1 MWe bioenergy power plant in Victoria, Australia
  • Worldwide small-scale biomass gasification technologies survey

Recent News

Report for The International Network for Acid Prevention

26 May 2020

Earth Systems in collaboration with Okane Consultants, released a report providing new insight into ensuring low polluting mine operations, and more successful mine closure outcomes.

The report reviews conventional mine rock stockpile construction methods, and summarises improved construction technologies that are available to help improve water quality from mine wastes. Continued efforts to implement these technologies will help quantify their environmental and economic benefits.

Contact

Earth Systems Melbourne Office
14 Church Street, Hawthorn,
VIC 3122,
Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 3 9810 7500
Fax: +61 (0) 3 9853 5030
enviro@earthsystems.com.au