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Prospect of renewable energy sources and integrating challenges in Victoria, Australia

Arangarajan, V., Stojcevski, A., Oo, A.M.T. and Shafiullah, GM.ORCID: 0000-0002-2211-184X (2013) Prospect of renewable energy sources and integrating challenges in Victoria, Australia. In: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC2013, 29 September - 3 October, Hobart, Tasmania

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The Australian Government has targeted 20% of electricity generation from renewable energy sources by 2020. The 20% renewable energy target (RET) for Australia will be around 45000GWH in 2020. Renewable energy of Victoria also includes as part of support to achieve 20% RET in Australia. In Victoria wind and solar resources are abundant as compared to other sources of renewable energy. Solar radiation and wind speed data for Victoria State was collected from NASA surface meteorology and solar energy web site. A feasibility analysis has been carried out to explore the potentialities of wind and solar energy for Victoria State using hybrid optimization model of electric renewable (HOMER) software. This paper also represents the estimation analysis of RET for Victoria and describes the integrating challenges of renewable energy sources to the utility grid.

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