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Impacts of DG penetration in the Bamaga and Gununa isolated distribution networks

Pledger, Peter J., Oo, Aman Maung Than and Gannon, Jennifer 2013, Impacts of DG penetration in the Bamaga and Gununa isolated distribution networks, in AUPEC 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Hobart, Tas., pp. 1-5.

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Title Impacts of DG penetration in the Bamaga and Gununa isolated distribution networks
Author(s) Pledger, Peter J.
Oo, Aman Maung Than
Gannon, Jennifer
Conference name Australasian Universities Power Engineering. Conference (2013 : Hobart, Tasmania)
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 29 Sep-3 Oct. 2013
Title of proceedings AUPEC 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Keyword(s) energy resources
energy storage
power generation
power system stability
Summary Isolated distribution systems are dispersed throughout regional Queensland to supply small isolated communities that are distant from the main supply grid. The costs of maintaining the electricity supply to these areas is costly; mainly due to the cost of diesel fuel. Furthermore, there is a community focus on climate change, and Ergon Energy aims to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels whilst optimising cost efficiencies and greenhouse gas emissions. The objective of this study is to examine the impacts of renewable energy sources in isolated power systems. For the locations studied, viable renewable energy sources have been integrated into these networks. Anticipated challenges and issues with the integration of the intermittent renewable energy sources were addressed, using mitigation techniques, including energy storage solutions. The investigation and findings demonstrated that network improvements can be achieved by an ideal level of renewable penetration, which has been the main focus of the project. The project involved the development and simulation of MATLAB Simulink and SINCAL models of the two isolated networks at Gununa and Bamaga. The subsequent analysis of these systems has shown a modest penetration level of renewables can be combined with energy storage solutions, which reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at these locations.
ISBN 9781862959132
Language eng
Field of Research 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Renewable Power)
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective 850604 Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058817

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Engineering
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