Viability Analysis of Photovoltaic/Wind Hybrid Distributed Generation in an Isolated Community of Northeastern India

  • Barnam Jyoti Saharia Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Munish Manas Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Keywords: Hybrid Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy, Optimization, Homer, Economic Assessment

Abstract

This article examines the viability of standalone PV/Wind Hybrid system for remote household in north eastern region (NER) of India. Sizing, optimization, and the economical analysis of the Hybrid system is done through HOMER software. Sensitivity analysis is carried out with solar radiation data, wind speed data, cost of PV and Wind system for a 1kW PV/Wind Hybrid system. Annual peak, scaled annual average, and the average load of 697 W, 3.85 kWh/day, and 0.175 kW respectively are assumed for a remote household for analysis purpose. This article presents the optimal sizing, cost of electricity (COE), battery profile, and converter profile of PV/Wind hybrid system for different NER states. The outcome of this study shows that COE for the NER states lies in the range of 0.279-0.518 $/kWh, making hybrid PV/Wind system the most successful option for mitigation of power demand in the rural areas of the region concerned.

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Author Biographies

Barnam Jyoti Saharia, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Barnam Jyoti Saharia completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering (2010) from Assam Engineering College under Gauhati University and M.TECH in Electrical Engineering (2014) from National Institute of Technology Agartala. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Assam, 784028, India. He has published five international journal papers till date and his area of research interest is Power Electronics, Renewable Power Generation, Hybrid Renewable Power System Optimization. E-mail: bjsece@tezu.ernet.in

Munish Manas, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Munish Manas completed his B.E. in Electrical Engineering (2009) and M.TECH in Power System Engineering (2012) with first Rank from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune Maharashtra. He is currently in advanced stage of his Ph.D. from the Central University of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, in the field of microgrid design and optimization and is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Assam, 784028, India. He has published several international journal papers and IEEE Conference papers. His research interests are Renewable Power Generation, Hybrid Renewable Power System Optimization and microgrid energy management. He has been awarded with Meritorious U.G.C. B.S.R. Research fellowship. E-mail: munish@tezu.ernet.in

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