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Challenges of Reliable Power Supply with Emphasis on Renewables

  • Ana M. PetrovićEmail author
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By definition in dictionaries, reliable refers to something or someone that is capable to be trusted or believed because they work and/or behave well in the direction we expect. Synonyms for reliability are trustworthiness, accuracy, and loyalty.

The feature of reliability is quite important pillar in each segment of any society. In “Economics of Reliability Engineering,” Aggarwal (1993) emphasizes “for a producer, reliability is a matter of remaining in the business so that business volume and profit will be substantially increased once his reliability reputation is established.” Therefore, a reliable system has the ability to consistently perform assigned function. Generally, reliability of all activities and services is higher in the industrialized and developed than in emerging societies.

The reliability of power system is reflected in a reliable generation of sufficient energy and its transmission and distribution to end users. It is about ability to provide an...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsBelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Elisa Conticelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureAlma Mater Studiorum – University of BolognaBolognaItaly