Application of Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis in Smart Grid - Virtual Power Plant for Sustainable Development in India and Botswana

Sampath Kumar Venkatachary, Jagdish Prasad, Ravi Samikannu


A holistic view of energy stakeholders in a strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) perspective for India and Botswana is presented here. SWOT analysis is based on the themes of market resources, energy technology and invention, and energy efficiency and climate. With this analytical frame work, the article discusses the strengths and opportunities while compensating weakness and mitigating threats. The action portfolio is directed towards enabling sustainable development, alleviating poverty and stresses the importance of comprehensive energy strategy towards building a strong economic profile while minimizing carbon foot print including energy efficient systems for the virtual power plant/smart grid/distributed energy resources.

Keywords: Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats, South African Power Pool, Sustainable Energy Development, Ethical Data Exchange

JEL Classifications: Q01, Q56

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