Title: Feasibility analysis of renewable energy options for the union territory of Lakshadweep Islands

Authors: Manaullah Abid; Mohammad Shariz Ansari

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India; Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, AKTU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: The power generation of most islands depends mainly on costly oil. Since the cost of energy is very high so these are the best test place for the implementation of the new technologies. We have considered the case of Lakshadweep Island which is one of a union territory of India. In Lakshadweep electricity is mainly generated from diesel generator sets. In this paper, an investigation has been made to find out total available potential of solar, wind and biomass in five islands of union territory of Lakshadweep. If we start generating up to the available potential then some islands will become renewable islands and this will increase the reliability, employment and decreases the cost of energy generation and pollution. Pearl and Logistic models have been used to find out the growth rate of SPV power generation. Using these models we find out that in how many years we will achieve the total available potential. After this, we have proposed a model of hybrid energy power generation for Kavaratti Island. The simulations and techno-economic evaluations have been done with the help of hybrid optimisation model for electric renewables software. Thousands of simulations have been carried out to achieve an optimal autonomous system configuration, in terms of system net present cost and cost of energy.

Keywords: feasibility analysis; biomass; renewable energy potential; technology diffusion; NPC; net present cost; COE; cost of energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2019.100690

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2019 Vol.42 No.1/2, pp.63 - 80

Received: 26 Apr 2018
Accepted: 14 May 2019

Published online: 05 Jul 2019 *

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