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Ministerial Statement Renewable Energy Research and Development Hon. Daryl Manzie Minister for Power and Water

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Title

Ministerial Statement Renewable Energy Research and Development Hon. Daryl Manzie Minister for Power and Water

Other title

Tabled Paper 3231

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1997-04-30

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289880

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/403378

Page content

5 THE OFFSHORE SITUATION IS INDEED INTERESTING. REGIONALLY AND GLOBALLY, THE MARKET POTENTIAL FOR UTILITY STANDARD RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS IS VAST. WE NEED ONLY TO LOOK AS FAR AS THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO OUR NORTH. THE NATURE OF DEMAND FROM THE THOUSANDS OF ISLAND COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ADEQUATE ELECTRICITY SERVICES IN INDONESIA AND THE PHILIPPINES IS SUCH THAT CONVENTIONAL SUPPLY TECHNOLOGIES ARE OFTEN NOT PRACTICAL. THEIR PRIORITY IS FOR RELIABLE, STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS OF SIMILAR CONFIGURATION TO THE SYSTEMS NEEDED IN THE TERRITORY. SMALL ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES WHERE CLIMATIC, SOCIAL AND MARKET CONDITIONS REFLECT THOSE FOUND IN MOST DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE WIDESPREAD IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, WITH THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION BEING IN THE TERRITORY. I BELIEVE THIS PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE TERRITORY TO USE ITS SPECIALISED REMOTE COMMUNITY SERVICING "KNOW HOW" TO ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SUPPLY INDUSTRY.