Sustainable Energy Systems group Publication List



A. Chatterjee, A.C. Brent, D. Burmester, R. Rayudu. "Rural microgrids: Research insights and knowledge headways for developing an integrated framework for remote off-grid electrification". Energies 12, 2019.

B. Batinge, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent. "Sustainable energy transition framework for unmet electricity markets". Energy Policy 129, 2019, 1090-1099.

B. Batinge, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent. "Perpetuating energy poverty: Assessing roadmaps for universal energy access in unmet African electricity markets". Energy Research and Social Science 55, 2019, 1-13.

H.R. Visser, G.A. Thopil, A.C. Brent. "Life cycle cost profitability of biomass power plants in South Africa within the international context". Renewable Energy 139, 2019, 9-21.

S. Smit, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent. "Understanding electricity legitimacy dynamics in an urban informal settlement in South Africa: A community based system dynamics approach". Energy for Sustainable Development 49, 2019, 39-52.

E. Fouché, A.C. Brent. "Journey towards renewable energy for sustainable development at the local government level: The case of Hessequa municipality in South Africa". Sustainability, 11, 2019, 755.

N. Pillay, A.C. Brent, J.K. Musango. "Potential electric vehicle diffusion in South Africa: Demand load profiles and carbon emissions". Energy 171, 2019, 1077-1087.

D.F. Duvenhage, A.C. Brent, W.H.L. Stafford. "The need to strategically manage CSP fleet development and water resources: A structured review and way forward". Renewable Energy 132, 2019, 813-825.

Michael Emmanuel, Ramesh Rayudu, Ian Welch, "Modelling impacts of utility-scale photovoltaic systems variability using the wavelet variability model for smart grid operations", Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Volume 31, 2019, Pages 292-305, ISSN 2213-1388,

A. Ahmed, F. J. Stevens McFadden and R. K. Rayudu, "Weather-Dependent Power Flow Algorithm for Accurate Power System Analysis Under Variable Weather Conditions," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2892402, URL:


P. Verma, N. Patel, N.-K.C. Nair, A.C. Brent. "Improving the Energy Efficiency of the New Zealand Economy: A Policy Comparison with Other Renewable-Rich Countries". Energy Policy 122, 2018, 506-517.

R. Roberts, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent, M.K. Heun. "The correlation between energy cost share, human, and economic development: Using time series data from Australasia, Europe, North America and the BRICS nations". Energies 11, 2405, 2018, 1-15.

W.H.L. Stafford, G.A. Lotter, G.P. von Maltitz, A.C. Brent. "Biofuels technology development in Southern Africa". Development Southern Africa, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2018.1481732

M. Kriechbaum, A.C. Brent, A. Posch. "Interaction patterns of systemic problems in distributed energy technology diffusion: A case study of photovoltaics in the Western Cape Province of South Africa". Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2018.1473851

A. Chatterjee, A. Brent and R. Rayudu, "Distributed Generation for Electrification of Rural Primary School and Health Centre: An Indian Perspective," 2018 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia), Singapore, Singapore, 2018, pp. 162-166. doi: 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2018.8467764, URL:

O.O. Craig, A.C. Brent, F. Dinter, D.F. Duvenhage, "An Analysis of Local Manufacturing Capacity, Economic and Trade Impact of CSP in South Africa". SolarPACES, Casablanca, 2018.

D.F. Duvenhage, A.C. Brent, W.H.L. Stafford, O.O. Craig. "Water and CSP – a preliminary methodology for strategic water demand assessment". SolarPACES, Casablanca, 2018.

H.J. Geldenhuys, A.C. Brent, I.H. de Kock. "Literature review for infrastructure transition management towards Smart Sustainable Cities". 4th IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, Rome, 2018.

J.G. Janse van Rensburg, A.C. Brent, J.K. Musango, I.H. de Kock. "Determining an appropriate electricity supply mix for local governments: A system dynamics approach to a South African case study". Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Birmingham, 2018.

G.S. Prentice, I.H. de Kock, A.C. Brent. "A strategic management framework for the commercialization of multi-technology renewable energy systems: The case of concentrating solar power in South Africa". Annual International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, Evanston, Illinois, 2018.

A.P. Troost, J.K. Musango, A.C. Brent. "Strategic investment to increase access to finance among mini-grid ESCOs : Perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa". 2nd IEEE International Conference on Green Energy and Applications (ICGEA), Singapore, 2018.

E. Sturov, C. W. Bumby, R. Rayudu, R. A. Badcock and A. R. Wood, "Demonstrated Rapid Ballistic Synchronisation From Rest of a Hydraulically-Driven Synchronous Generator," in IEEE Access.
doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2883110, URL:

M. Emmanuel, W. K. G. Seah and R. Rayudu, "Communication Architecture for Smart Grid Applications," 2018 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Natal, Brazil, 2018, pp. 00746-00751.
doi: 10.1109/ISCC.2018.8538472, URL:

B. Sah, P. Kumar, R. Rayudu, S. K. Bose and K. P. Inala, "Impact of Sampling in the Operation of Vehicle to Grid and its Mitigation," in _IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics_. doi: 10.1109/TII.2018.2886633, URL:

R. D. Goud, T. Auditore, R. Rayudu, C. P. Moore and E. Sturov, "A New Method for Calculating Earth Electrode Length for a Wind Turbine Generator Grounding System based on a Two-Layer Soil Structure," 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON), Guangzhou, 2018, pp. 1270-1276. doi: 10.1109/POWERCON.2018.8601530, URL:

E. Sturov, C. W. Bumby, R. Rayudu, R. Badcock and R. D. Goud, "Performance and Stability Analysis of Hydraulically Driven Synchronous Generators in Power Engineering," 2018 International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON), Guangzhou, 2018, pp. 1241-1248. doi: 10.1109/POWERCON.2018.8602006, URL:

D. Burmester, R. Rayudu and W. K. G. Seah, "Use of Maximum Power Point Tracking Signal for Instantaneous Management of Thermostatically Controlled Loads in a DC Nanogrid," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 6140-6148, Nov. 2018. doi: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2704116, URL:

R. D. Goud, R. Rayudu, C. P. Moore and T. Auditorey, "An Evaluation of Potential Rise in a Wind Turbine Generator Earthing System During a Direct Lightning Strike," 2018 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Green Energy for Sustainable Development (ICUE), Phuket, Thailand, 2018, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.23919/ICUE-GESD.2018.8635648, URL:

R. D. Goud, T. Auditore, R. Rayudu and C. P. Moore, "A Proposed Method for Calculating Earth Electrode Length for a Wind Turbine Generator Grounding System," 2018 International Conference and Utility Exhibition on Green Energy for Sustainable Development (ICUE), Phuket, Thailand, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.23919/ICUE-GESD.2018.8635668, URL:

R. D. Goud, T. Auditore, R. Rayudu and C. P. Moore, "Analysis of Earth Electrodes of Wind Turbine Generator Grounding System Under Lightning Discharge Currents," 2018 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Kota Kinabalu, 2018, pp. 502-507. doi: 10.1109/APPEEC.2018.8566530, URL:

A. Ahmed, F. S. McFadden and R. Rayudu, "Transient Stability Study Incorporating Weather Effects on Conductors," 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Portland, OR, 2018, pp. 1-5.
doi: 10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586432, URL:

David C. Harrison, Winston K. G. Seah, and Ramesh Rayudu. 2017. Coverage Preservation with Rapid Forwarding in Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks for Critical Rare Events. ACM Trans. Embed. Comput. Syst. 17, 2, Article 43 (December 2017), 25 pages. DOI: