Renewable energy based microgrid system sizing and energy management for green buildings

Y V, Pavan Kumar and Bhimasingu, Ravikumar (2015) Renewable energy based microgrid system sizing and energy management for green buildings. Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 3 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2196-5625

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The objective of this paper is to model a hybrid power system for buildings, which is technically feasible and economically optimal. With a view to promote renewable energy sources, photovoltaics and wind turbines are integrated with the grid connected building. The system is modeled and the optimal system configuration is estimated with the help of hybrid optimization model for electric renewables (HOMER). The logic is illustrated with a case study based on the practical data of a building located in southern India. This building is associated with 3.4 MWh/day priority load (peak load as 422 kW), as well as 3.3 MWh/day deferrable load (peak load as 500 kW). Sensitivity analysis is performed to deal with uncertainties such as the increase in electricity consumption and grid tariff, environmental changes, etc. From the simulation result, it is observed that the designed system is cost effective and environment friendly, which leads to 6.18 % annual cost savings and reduces CO2 emissions by 38.3 %. Sensitivity results indicate that the system is optimal and adaptable in a certain range of unanticipated variances with respect to best estimated value. Finally, an energy management strategy is developed for the optimal system to ensure reliable power during contingency and disturbances. The green and hybrid power system designed can be adaptable to any critical and large consumers of urban buildings.

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Bhimasingu, RavikumarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy management; Hybrid power systems (HPS); Low-carbon electricity; Photovoltaic (PV); Renewable energy sources (RES); Total net present cost (TNPC); Wind turbine (WT)
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Others > Engineering technology
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 05:37
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