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Overview of IEC Recommendations for renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification

Akarohid, Yuwadee (2017) Overview of IEC Recommendations for renewable energy and hybrid systems for rural electrification. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a universal company having a major mission to arrange International standards. IEC TS 62257 introduced herein is one of those series. It concerns about rural electrification which is further away from the national main power line. It is very expensive to get a few single users to utilise a grid to meet cost-effective. Therefore the stand-alone electrical systems are taken into account to serve better situations. In these days, rural electrification is played one of the important strategies to maximise comfort to those people in rural area as well as rural economic expansion.

This thesis focuses on overview of IEC TS 62257. The project purpose concerns to five significant points. Firstly, to investigate and enable the choice of renewable energy based electrification systems to meet the requirements of customers in the field of decentralised rural electrification project. Secondly, to provide a technical specification for renewable energy and hybrid systems. Thirdly, to evaluate the minimum sufficient requirements, relevant to the field of application that is: renewable energy and hybrid off-grid systems corresponding to the high standard safety. Fourthly, to review the methodology in the standard IEC TS 62257 to achieve the best technical and economic conditions for acceptance, operation, maintenance and replacement of equipment and complete system life cycle. Lastly, to learn about the combination of diesel generator system and solar energy during the project.

To attain an achievement of the five purposes as above mentioned, Rottnest Island case study was taken as an example of rural or remote Electrification in order to compare it with IEC TS 62257 series in term of similarity and difference between them. Although this project is completed, Rottnest power electrification is still a lot more to discover.

Regarding to the most efficiency of the rural power project, the selection in which part of IEC TS 62257 should be taken to an appropriate consideration.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Arefi, Ali
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