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A community’s propensity for investing in resiliency improvement of their distribution network by sharing their PVs and batteries

Austin, K. and Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525 (2019) A community’s propensity for investing in resiliency improvement of their distribution network by sharing their PVs and batteries. In: 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES) 2019, 10 - 12 December 2019, Perth, WA

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105506
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Abstract

Electricity supply is vital for community response and recovery in the aftermath of a disaster. This dependency, coupled with the vulnerability of electricity networks to the increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters, highlights the need to establish resilient distribution networks. The notion that small-scale solar photovoltaic systems (SSPVs) and battery energy storage systems (BESs) might contribute to network resilience has become a popular avenue of investigation with the growing uptake of these technologies. Beyond the technical challenges of establishing a smart network and reaching the required SSPV and BESS for enough storage capacity, the third factor of the householders' willingness to share the stored energy with their community remains largely unexplored. This paper investigates the community's attitudes towards sharing energy resources and focusses on the behavioral component founded in social sciences.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Engineering and Energy
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56637
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