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Renewable Energy Micro-grid Power System for Isolated Communities


Tucker, ST and Negnevitsky, M, Renewable Energy Micro-grid Power System for Isolated Communities, Proceedings of 21st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 25-28 Sept 2011, Gardens Point, Queensland, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-4577-1793-2 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Technological advancement in the renewable energy industry is increasing the feasibility of incorporating renewable energy sources into the power systems of isolated communities. Previous studies have demonstrated how renewable energy resources can be incorporated into remote area power systems, in order to reduce operating costs and harmful emissions. The variable nature of renewable resources, however, is still an obstacle that needs be overcome in order to provide a robust power system using solely renewable energy technology. Research on optimising power systems reliability, has led to multiple methods for improving the design of robust renewable energy systems. This paper proposes stand-alone power system that uses wind and solar energy, as well as a hydrogen fuel cell back up supply. The energy sources are combined with specific control techniques in order to totally eliminate the need for a diesel generator. A requirement of this proposal is that all major elements be commercially available.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Isolated community, Renewable Energy, Hybrid Power System, Wind, Photovoltaic, Fuel Cell, Hierarchical Control Systems
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tucker, ST (Mr Samuel Tucker)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:75332
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Centre for Renewable Power Energy Systems
Deposited On:2012-01-24
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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