Peer-to-Peer Trading Solution for Microgrids in Kenya

Zheng Ma, Kristian Emil Oxholm Bloch-Hansen, Jesper Wonsbek Buck, Andreas Kruse Hansen, Lasse Juul Henriksen, Casper Falling Thielsen, Athila Quaresma Santos, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen

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The microgrid development in Kenya is increasing dramatically due to the demand for electricity and the aging electricity transmission infrastructure. However, the current trading approach for microgrids is not sufficient, for especially isolated microgrids in Kenya. This paper proposes a peer-to-peer trading solution called Auction House. This trading solution contains information of bids and sales, and can create a market that both electricity producers and consumers can buy and sell electricity at a desired timeslot and in variable duration via mobile phones. The results by the microgrid simulation software-Homer Pro with a case study of a village consisting 50 citizens in the rural area in Kenya show that the Auction House Trading solutions can provide incentives to both private and public microgrids in Kenya.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
Publication date2. Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2. Nov 2018
Event2018 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference - River Club, Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 25. Jun 201829. Jun 2018


Conference2018 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference
LocationRiver Club
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town


  • energy system in Kenya
  • microgrid
  • microgrid simulation
  • peer-to-peer trading

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