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Methods for assessing the contribution of renewable technologies to energy security: the electricity sector of Fiji

Dornan, Matthew

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In recent years, renewable energy technologies have been advocated in Fiji on the basis that they improve energy security and serve as a risk-mitigation measure against oil price volatility. Despite this, there have been no published attempts to measure the impact of renewable technologies on energy security or to assess the major threats to that security. This analysis is important if the benefits of renewable energy sources in Fiji are to be evaluated adequately. This article considers the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorDornan, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:28:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0817-8038
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/54422
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, renewable energy technologies have been advocated in Fiji on the basis that they improve energy security and serve as a risk-mitigation measure against oil price volatility. Despite this, there have been no published attempts to measure the impact of renewable technologies on energy security or to assess the major threats to that security. This analysis is important if the benefits of renewable energy sources in Fiji are to be evaluated adequately. This article considers the key threats to the security of electricity supply in Fiji for grid-connected and off-grid areas and uses these as a basis for a definition of energy security that is relevant to Fiji. It proposes a method for assessing the potential contribution of renewable technologies to the security of electricity supply in Fiji, based on mean-variance portfolio theory used in financial markets.
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dc.publisherAsia Pacific Press
dc.sourcePacific Economic Bulletin
dc.titleMethods for assessing the contribution of renewable technologies to energy security: the electricity sector of Fiji
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor090608 - Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4326120xPUB300
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDornan, Matthew, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage71
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage91
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:46:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954208420
local.identifier.thomsonID000271822500005
CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications

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