Title: Enhanced interconnected microgrids for water-pumps networks towards zero net energy farms

Authors: Ahmed M. Othman; Hossam A. Gabbar

Addresses: Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada; Electrical Power and Machine Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt ' Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada; Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada

Abstract: This paper presents design of resilient interconnected microgrids to provide clean and cheap energy to water pumps infrastructure at farms during normal and emergency situations in terms of different renewable resources. Water networks are relied on every day by millions of customers' utilisation and bring billions worth of economic goods to market. However, water network infrastructures are dependent on the electric grid, which is vulnerable to extreme weather, changing supply and demand patterns, and cyber-terrorism. The proposed microgrid includes hybrid energy storage including battery systems, which provides flexible and adaptive energy supply in view of water pumps loads. Proposed microgrid will allow sustainable operation capability with resilient performance on both of economical and technical levels. In addition, the proposed solution, based on artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm optimisation for zero net energy (ZNE), ensures sustained and high performance energy supply in different operational scenarios.

Keywords: microgrids; water pumps networks; resilient energy systems; energy storage; renewable resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2021.117082

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2021 Vol.13 No.3, pp.182 - 190

Received: 07 Dec 2019
Accepted: 11 Apr 2020

Published online: 06 Aug 2021 *

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