Optimal Techno-Economic Design of Standalone Hybrid Renewable Energy System Using Genetic Algorithm

Izdin Mohamad Hlal, Vigna Kumaran Ramachandaramurthy, Farrukh Hafiz Nagi, Tuan Ab Rashid Bin Tuan Abdullah

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This paper presents a methodology to size Standalone Hybrid Renewable Energy System (SHRES) which combines solar PV, wind turbine (WT) and battery energy storage (BES) for application in rural areas. These sources are integrated via an AC bus to support the load demand. SHRES is simulated under varying load demand, solar radiation, temperature and wind speed obtained from the Malaysian Meteorological Department. A Multi-objective Optimization using Non-dominate Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) was utilized to determine the best sizing of PV / wind turbine / battery, and minimize Cost of Energy (COE) and Loss of Power Supply Probability (LPSP). The results show that the NSGAII optimization of the model is able to determine the best techno-economic sizing for the suggested location. For the case study, the optimum COE was 0.1099 (USD/kWh) and LPSP was 0.0865. The proposed tool can be used to size the SHRES for rural electrification and enhance energy access within remote locations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2019
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology 2018, SEGT 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Dec 201814 Dec 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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