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author = {Mazur, C and Hoegerle, Y and Brucoli, M and Van, Dam K and Guo, M and Markides, C and Shah, N},
doi = {10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.129},
journal = {Applied Energy},
pages = {219--232},
title = {A holistic resilience framework development for rural power systems in emerging economies},
url = {},
volume = {235},
year = {2019}

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AB - Infrastructure and services within urban areas of developed countries have established reliable definitions of resilience and its dependence on various factors as an important pathway for achieving sustainability in these energy systems. However, the assessment, design, building and maintenance of power systems situated in rural areas in emerging economies present further difficulties because there is no a clear framework for such circumstances. Aiming to address this issue, this paper combines different visions of energy-related resilience both in general and under rural conditions in order to provide a robust practical framework for local and international stakeholders to derive the right actions in the rural context of emerging economies. An in-depth review is implemented to recompile information of resilience in general, in energy systems and in rural areas in particular, and a number of existing frameworks is also consulted. In order to acknowledge the particular circumstances and identify the important factors influencing the resilience of rural electrification in emerging economies, a holistic rural power system resilience framework is developed and presented. This consists of twenty-one indicators for technical resilience, eight indicators for social resilience, and thirteen indicators for economic resilience. This framework can be used by system owners and operators, policy makers, NGOs and communities to ensure the longevity of power systems. This work also paves the way for the creation of appropriate and effective resilience standards specifically targeted for application in these regions - aiming to achieve the delivery of global and local sustainability goals.
AU - Mazur,C
AU - Hoegerle,Y
AU - Brucoli,M
AU - Van,Dam K
AU - Guo,M
AU - Markides,C
AU - Shah,N
DO - 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.129
EP - 232
PY - 2019///
SN - 0306-2619
SP - 219
TI - A holistic resilience framework development for rural power systems in emerging economies
T2 - Applied Energy
UR -
UR -
VL - 235
ER -