Energy fuels economic activity and growth, granting access to light, technology, and a more prosperous future. Renewable energy sources in Anam City include biomass, solar, and hydro.Leveraging established technologies in innovative ways, Anam City will serve as a model for holistic off-grid energy systems. Design strategies for the system include:
Independent micro-grid solar PV systems, or green islands, to power housing clusters,computer labs, a hospital compound, etc.
Linkages between green islands to balance supply and demand, forming a āgreen archipelagoā
Creative energy storage strategies, such as thermal energy storage for buildings
Waste-to-energy biomassĀ digestersĀ and biogas systems
Environmental impact analysis over whole life cycle to inform design
Neighborhood-scale utilities such as solar water pumping and biogasĀ digestersĀ to balance economy of scale with design complexity
City and neighborhood energy conservation programs; and
Hybridized public utility and Independent Power Producer (IPP) model to grow energy capacity in a socially and economically sustainable way.
Anam City is a dynamic model for sustainable development that balances ecology with economic growth, delivers world-class quality of life across generations and leverages technology within the African culture of collective progress. The new city project is a collective effort of the greater Anam community in partnership with the Chife Foundation.