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Microgrid for Tezpur University

The project is a design and implementation project for a microgrid in Tezpur University, Assam region, India. Local biowaste will be converted to syngas, which is used to power a genset that is integrated with the power grid of the campus. A PV park is also connected to the grid. Integrating aspects such as buffering and demand response are important factors.

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KTH Department of Electromagnetic Engineering

Pamoja Cleantech AB

Lumingo AB

Tezpur University


Tezpur University (TU) has the perfect campus for the implementation of a Micro Grid. The university is located in a remote area of northeastern India in the state of Assam. The electricity grid is unreliable. The campus consists of a multitude of stand-alone buildings disbursed across the campus area of approximately three quarter of a square kilometre. The target area for the Micro Grid will be the campus dormitories where 3,000 students are housed. These are distributed around the central university sports field, and offer a unique opportunity to also create a thermal Micro Grid and connect to the various thermal demands of the buildings. Since the campus demand greatly exceeds the planned installed capacity of the microgrid during the project period, the main aim will be to provide reliable power to selected parts of the campus and so creating local islands that do not require diesel back-up, while exporting any surplus power to the remaining campus. Once the concept has been proven and perfected, the size of the microgrid can be expanded outside the scope of the project

Aim and objectives

The overall objective of the project is to design, implement and evaluate a biomass-driven genset and evaluate the integration with a PV-system, buffering and demand response.


An installed integrated system and an optimized operation schedule.


Tezpur University Smart Campus: Performance Optimization during Grid Outages using Demand Side Management, Sippel F, MSc thesis KTH 2019

Project contact persons

WP leader, performance evaluation

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