community renewable energy

Modelling a renewable and energy independent community in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland


Australia’s electricity system is fossil fuel reliant and highly centralised, making it vulnerable to shocks. The community of Tamborine Mountain in South East Queensland has experienced the inherent vulnerability of a centralised system through extended outages as a result of weather and maintenance events. This study addresses Tamborine Mountain’s potential transition to a more secure and independent net positive renewable energy system, in two separate but linked studies

This research was completed by Isobel Graham in June 2017, and her thesis is available from The University of Melbourne on request via here.

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