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Optimized Renewable and Sustainable Electricity Generation Systems for Ulleungdo Island in South Korea

Daejeon Technopark, 694 Taprip-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-510, Korea
College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Korea
Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University, 326 International Hall, Sungkyunkwan-ro 25-2, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-745, Korea
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jaume-I University, Castellon de la Plana 12071, Spain
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Sustainability 2014, 6(11), 7883-7893;
Received: 17 September 2014 / Revised: 23 October 2014 / Accepted: 3 November 2014 / Published: 6 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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The South Korean government has long been attempting to reduce the nation’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels and increase environmental safety by developing and installing renewable power generation infrastructures and implementing policies for promoting the green growth of Korea’s energy industry. This study focuses on the use of independent renewable power generation systems in the more than 3000 officially affirmed islands off Korea’s coast and proposes a simulated solution to the electricity load demand on Ulleungdo Island that incorporates several energy sources (including solar, batteries, and wind) as well as one hydro-electric and two diesel generators. Recommendations based on the simulation results and the limitations of the study are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: HOMER; optimal solution; Ulleungdo Island; renewable energy HOMER; optimal solution; Ulleungdo Island; renewable energy

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Yoo, K.; Park, E.; Kim, H.; Ohm, J.Y.; Yang, T.; Kim, K.J.; Chang, H.J.; Del Pobil, A.P. Optimized Renewable and Sustainable Electricity Generation Systems for Ulleungdo Island in South Korea. Sustainability 2014, 6, 7883-7893.

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