Optimal design of a diesel-PV-wind system with batteries and hydro pumped storage in a Colombian community

Semaria Ruiz Alvarez, Alejandro Márquez Ruiz, Jairo Espinosa Oviedo

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Abstract

This paper proposes to use a combinatorial optimization technique, the branch and cut algorithm, to design an hybrid isolated microgrid in the Colombian community of Unguia. In addition, this paper presents a comparison between the designs obtained with the branch and cut algorithm, the software HOMER and a genetic algorithm for the Unguia community. The proposed microgrid includes two diesel generators whose infrastructure already exists in the community, photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and two storage systems: batteries and hydro-pumped storage. The goal of the design is to dimension the hydro-pumped storage tank, pump, hydraulic turbine, and to choose the number of batteries, panels and wind turbines that minimize the annual costs and C02 system emissions. The proposed designs ensure a level of reliability on the system. Simulation results show that the design with the branch and cut algorithm have the lowest cost for the Unguia microgrid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages234-239
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2095-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2096-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2017
Event6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 5 Nov 20178 Nov 2017
Conference number: 6
https://www.icrera.org/archieve2017/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2017
Abbreviated titleICRERA 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period5/11/178/11/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Energy storage
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Microgrids
  • Optimization
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy

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