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Decades without a real grid : a living experience in Iraq

(2018)
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In a number of countries, people are concerned about interruptions to the electricity grid, which can range from seconds to hours, and even a few days. Iraq has suffered from a severe shortage of processing power since 1990, following economic sanctions imposed on it by the United Nations. The problem worsened after 2003, with electric energy interruptions increasing to hours, in some cities lasting up to 20 hours a day, particularly in summer. This article presents the limited solutions people tend to apply to live in such circumstances. Using the particular problem setting may provide an approach toward a solution; however, the paper was written with the aim of creating awareness of what happens if a grid is not available during the major part of the day, and how this impacts on Iraqi families.
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No grid, bi-fuel generator, private generator, photovoltaic inverter system

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Al-Rubaye, Mohannad Jabbar Mnati, and Alex Van den Bossche. 2018. “Decades Without a Real Grid : a Living Experience in Iraq.” In .
APA
Al-Rubaye, M. J. M., & Van den Bossche, A. (2018). Decades without a real grid : a living experience in Iraq. Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Sensing (SEES 2018).
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Al-Rubaye MJM, Van den Bossche A. Decades without a real grid : a living experience in Iraq. 2018.
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Al-Rubaye, Mohannad Jabbar Mnati, and Alex Van den Bossche. “Decades Without a Real Grid : a Living Experience in Iraq.” 2018. Print.
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  abstract     = {In a number of countries, people are concerned about interruptions to the electricity grid, which can range from
seconds to hours, and even a few days. Iraq has suffered from a severe shortage of processing power since 1990, following economic sanctions imposed on it by the United Nations. The problem worsened after 2003, with electric energy interruptions increasing to hours, in some cities lasting up to 20 hours a day, particularly in summer. This article presents the limited solutions people tend to apply to live in such circumstances. Using the particular problem setting may provide an approach toward a solution; however, the paper was written with the aim of creating awareness of what happens if a grid is not available during the major part of the day, and how this impacts on Iraqi families.
},
  author       = {Al-Rubaye, Mohannad Jabbar Mnati and Van den Bossche, Alex},
  isbn         = {978-1-912532-01-8},
  keyword      = {No grid,bi-fuel generator,private generator,photovoltaic inverter system},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Venue: Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge city, United Kingdom},
  pages        = {6},
  title        = {Decades without a real grid : a living experience in Iraq},
  url          = {http://sees-conference.org/},
  year         = {2018},
}