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Resilience and electricity systems: A comparative analysis

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  • Molyneaux, Lynette
  • Wagner, Liam
  • Froome, Craig
  • Foster, John

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Electricity systems have generally evolved based on the natural resources available locally. Few metrics exist to compare the security of electricity supply of different countries despite the increasing likelihood of potential shocks to the power system like energy price increases and carbon price regulation. This paper seeks to calculate a robust measure of national power system resilience by analysing each step in the process of transformation from raw energy to consumed electricity. Countries with sizeable deposits of mineral resources are used for comparison because of the need for electricity-intensive metals processing. We find that shifts in electricity-intensive industry can be predicted based on countries' power system resilience.

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Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 188-201

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Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:47:y:2012:i:c:p:188-201

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Keywords: Electricity; Resilience; Energy security;

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  1. Molyneaux, Lynette & Froome, Craig & Wagner, Liam & Foster, John, 2013. "Australian power: Can renewable technologies change the dominant industry view?," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 215-221.
  2. Dassisti, M. & Carnimeo, L., 2013. "A small-world methodology of analysis of interchange energy-networks: The European behaviour in the economical crisis," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 887-899.
  3. Han, Charles C., 2014. "Demarketing fear: Bring the nuclear issue back to rational discourse," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 183-192.
  4. John Foster, 2014. "The Australian growth miracle: An evolutionary macroeconomic explanation," Discussion Papers Series 521, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  5. Lynette Molyneaux & Craig Froome & Liam Wagner, 2012. "Where is Australian Power headed in 2035?," Energy Economics and Management Group Working Papers 10-2012, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
  6. Benjamin McLellan & Qi Zhang & Hooman Farzaneh & N. Agya Utama & Keiichi N. Ishihara, 2012. "Resilience, Sustainability and Risk Management: A Focus on Energy," Challenges, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(2), pages 153-182, August.

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