Investigation of hybrid system for an indigenous village: A case study in Malaysia

Kok Yew Soon, Kein Huat Chua, Yun Seng Lim, Li Wang

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Abstract

This paper demonstrated an optimal hybrid system with diesel generator (DG), photovoltaic (PV), micro-hydro and energy storage system (ESS) for an indigenous village located at the rural area using HOMER Pro software. This paper study the cost of electricity of a standalone hybrid system for an indigenous village by modeling the load profile, solar irradiation, and streamflow of the site. According to the local electric utility company, the maximum demand of the rural resident house is 1.5kW. To meet the maximum demand, a hybrid system with DG, PV, micro-hydro, and ESS is required. However, it is difficult to transport diesel fuel to the village because it is located in the remote area in the forest. Hence, an alternative solution is to allow a certain percentage of capacity shortage to reduce the maximum demand. The COE of the hybrid system with a capacity shortage of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% are RM0.586, RM0.432 RM0.388, RM0.381, RM0.325 and RM0.293 respectively. Elimination of the DG from the hybrid system results in a lower COE, zero emission of carbon dioxide and the transportation of diesel fuel. It is found that the electrification for the village has a cost of electricity lower than the utility electricity cost when the capacity shortage more than 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages79-83
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538664100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 3
Event7th International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018 - Kajang, Malaysia
Duration: 2018 May 292018 Jun 1

Publication series

Name2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018

Other

Other7th International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKajang
Period18-05-2918-06-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Control and Optimization
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Soon, K. Y., Chua, K. H., Lim, Y. S., & Wang, L. (2018). Investigation of hybrid system for an indigenous village: A case study in Malaysia. In 2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018 (pp. 79-83). [8556683] (2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies, ICSGCE 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSGCE.2018.8556683