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Appropriate solutions for carious levels of energy demand: The static power pack

Phillips, S.J., James, W.L. and Nayar, C.V. (1990) Appropriate solutions for carious levels of energy demand: The static power pack. In: Mansell, D.S., Stewart, D.F. and Walker B.W. (eds), Technology for Community Development in Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific, 9 - 11 July, Alice Springs, NT, Australia pp. 209-221.

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The assessment of energy demand for communities which do not have electric power or those which have only intermittent power supply is a complex issue for administrators and designers.

Uncertainties such as population fluctuations, seasonal demand, increase in number and use of electrical appliances, and generally a new way of life, are difficult to predict.

Experience with Aboriginal communities in Western Australia shows that the problem can be approached by identifying different levels of supply according to the size of the community, how pennanent it is and the cost or difficulty in obtaining fuel and maintaining diesel generators.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: University of Melbourne and Alice Springs College of TAFE
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