Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering


Remote area power supply (RAPS) systems play a vital role in the electrification of rural and remote communities. Fossil fuels conventionally power RAPS systems. Attributing to the public consensus in renewable energy such as the wind and solar energy, renewable power generation is increasingly integrated into RAPS systems along with various energy storage technologies, thus resulting in hybrid RAPS systems.

FoR codes (2008)

090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, 090603 Industrial Electronics, 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power), 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)



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