Title: Size optimisation of RES-based grid connected hybrid power system using harmony search algorithm

Authors: Priyanka Anand; Sarbjeet Kaur Bath; Mohammad Rizwan

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala – 144601, Punjab, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Giani Zail Singh Campus College of Engineering and Technology, MRS Punjab Technical University, Bathinda – 151001, Punjab, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi – 110042, India

Abstract: In the present context, renewable energy sources are recognised as the best alternative of fossil fuels in order to fulfil the ever increasing demand with minimum harmful impact on environment. The combination of renewable energy sources can also be used in grid connected environment. This will help in reducing the burden of increasing demand on grid. Also, utility grid can supply deficit demand in case available generation from renewable energy sources becomes less than the demand. In the present paper, intelligent modelling of grid connected hybrid system has been carried out. Further, the total net present cost (NPC) of the considered system is optimised under the constraints of power reliability, storage limit on battery, etc. Finally, a comparative analysis has also been performed between the grid connected and standalone hybrid system based on the size and cost of components.

Keywords: solar; wind; biomass; biogas; power reliability; grid.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2020.107035

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2020 Vol.16 No.3, pp.238 - 276

Received: 26 Oct 2017
Accepted: 27 Sep 2018

Published online: 02 Mar 2020 *

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