Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IARIA

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Engineering (SOE) / Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

12933

Comments

This article was originally published as: Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., & Bass, O. (2011). Upgrading a medium size enterprise power system with wind and solar sources: design, financial and environmental perspectives. Paper presented at ENERGY 2011: The First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies. Original article available here

Abstract

Efficient generation and distribution are crucial for economic power production. In this paper we discuss the planning and design of upgrading a medium size enterprise power system by installing Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), with particular emphasis on economic viability and environmental benefits. The planning for this project considers both conventional grid and SmartGrid connections. Project planning, installation challenges and governmental support of renewable energy projects in Australia are discussed. It is found that upgrading a medium size enterprise power system with DERs can yield reasonable levels of energy cost savings and greenhouse gas mitigation with both conventional grid and SmartGrid connections, but that SmartGrid connection can deliver better outcomes.

 
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