Low-emission and sustainable power supply for remote communities

Zahedi, Ahmad (2008) Low-emission and sustainable power supply for remote communities. In: Proceedings of the Inaugural Symposium on Electrical Energy Evolution in China and Australia, pp. 1-6. From: Electrical Energy Evolution in China and Australia, 28-30 July 2008, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

There are a large number of un-electrified remotely located communities and villages almost everywhere around the world including China & Australia. Most of these villages are located in forest, hilly, desert, islands and difficult-to-access regions. Because of technical and economical reasons most of these villages and communities are unlikely to be electrified by extension of national electricity grid. At present, the real question is how we should cover the growing energy demand of these villages in a sustainable and reliable manner. While the answers to this question are many and varied, one certain fact is that in future some of the electric power for these communities will be produced by decentralized power system facilities using renewable sources of energy such as solar photovoltaic, micro-hydro, fuel cells, biomass and wind power. The objective of this paper is to present the results of a study conducted to analyze the technical issues related to decentralized power supply for the purpose of villages’ electrification. A further objective is to discuss the design aspects of a technologically suitable and economically acceptable power system for remote regions by small scale hybrid energy system. The hybrid system in this study is designed based on renewable sources of energy. And finally, this paper presents results of a simulation program conducted to predict the performance of such a hybrid electricity system.

Item ID: 7796
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: solar energy; wind energy; battery storage; off-grid applications
ISBN: 978-0-43-09599-1
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 01:36
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850508 Wave Energy @ 100%
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