Techno-Economic Sizing and Optimization of Microgrid; A Case Study of A Higher Education Institution

Authors

  • Junaid Ahmed Shaikh Mehran UET Jamshoro

Keywords:

HOMER, Microgrid, , Optimization, Sensitivity analysis

Abstract

Renewable energy is the need for today’s world being a cleaner and readily available source of energy. The supply side management is required for efficient provision of best suitable for alternative energy option.  This paper is focused on life cycle cost, optimal design and sensitivity analysis of the microgrid. For the modeling HOMER software is used for microgrid optimization. the model has NPC of $15.40, Operation cost of $216.167 per year, Initial cost is $$3.06, the COE is $0.055 per unit. This is achieved by the sizing of 1.826 MW of PV and 6 MW of wind turbines. The model has tendency to generate 4.25% excess electrical energy. The renewable fraction is 63% of the microgrid which is at least but it also surges to 64% when favorable condition of solar radiation and wind speed is available.

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Published

2021-12-04

How to Cite

Shaikh, J. A. (2021). Techno-Economic Sizing and Optimization of Microgrid; A Case Study of A Higher Education Institution. International Journal of Electrical Engineering &Amp; Emerging Technology, 4(2), 37–40. Retrieved from http://ijeeet.com/index.php/ijeeet/article/view/97