Title: Decision support system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources potential in wide areas for connection to high voltage networks

Authors: Michael Psalidas, Demosthenes Agoris, Vassilis Kilias, Kostas Tigas, Panagiotis Stratis, Giannis Vlachos

Addresses: High Voltage Laboratory, University of Patras, Panepistimioupoli, Patras, Rio GR26500, Greece. ' High Voltage Laboratory, University of Patras, Panepistimioupoli, Patras, Rio GR26500, Greece. ' Centre of Renewable Energy Sources, 19th km Marathonos av., Pikermi, Attiki GR19009, Greece. ' Centre of Renewable Energy Sources, 19th km Marathonos av., Pikermi, Attiki GR19009, Greece. ' Centre of Renewable Energy Sources, 19th km Marathonos av., Pikermi, Attiki GR19009, Greece. ' Centre of Renewable Energy Sources, 19th km Marathonos av., Pikermi, Attiki GR19009, Greece

Abstract: A decision support information system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources (RES) potential in wide areas is presented in this paper. The system estimates the RES potential in specific areas, examines candidate RES projects and produces penetration scenarios of dispersed RES generation to the transmission and distribution of high voltage networks. Because of the direct geographical reference of the data, the system is integrated with a geographical information system (GIS).

Keywords: renewable energy sources; wind energy; wind power; decision support systeoms; DSS; geographical information systems; GIS; distributed generation; high voltage network; renewable energy sources; renewable energy forecasting; renewable energy potential; renewable energy estimation; small hydro; biomass.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.006945

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.22 No.2/3, pp.137 - 150

Published online: 26 Apr 2005 *

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