A case study of wind-diesel hybrid configuration with battery as a storage device for a typical village in a Pacific island country

Prasad, R. D., Bansal, R. C. and Sauturaga, M. (2009) A case study of wind-diesel hybrid configuration with battery as a storage device for a typical village in a Pacific island country. International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 4 1/2: 60-75. doi:10.1504/IJASM.2009.023247


Author Prasad, R. D.
Bansal, R. C.
Sauturaga, M.
Title A case study of wind-diesel hybrid configuration with battery as a storage device for a typical village in a Pacific island country
Journal name International Journal of Agile Systems and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-9182
1741-9174
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1504/IJASM.2009.023247
Volume 4
Issue 1/2
Start page 60
End page 75
Total pages 6
Place of publication United Kindom
Publisher Inderscience
Language eng
Subject 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract In most of the villages in interior of Fiji and also in the remote islands of Fiji, electrical energy is provided through the diesel generator (DG) set. Since the cost of diesel price is increasing, renewable energy sources for electricity generation are becoming an attractive option. Of the many renewable energy sources there are many places in Fiji where there is good wind resource. However, due to the intermittent nature of wind, to have a reliable source of electricity for an isolated/remote site, battery storage as well as hybrid system should be considered. This paper presents the optimum configuration of wind-diesel hybrid with battery storage for Vadravadra Village in Gau Island in Fiji for different loads. The optimum configuration is worked out using HOMER software in terms of the levelised cost of energy (LCOE). The paper also presents how to have a successful hybrid system in remote villages.
Keyword wind-diesel hybrid system
battery storage
diesel generator set
HOMER software
Fiji
wind energy
wind power
renewable energy
electricity generation
remote villages
diesel generators
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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