Optimal Siting and Sizing of Grid-Connected Microgrid System for an Educational Institution Using HOMER Software

4 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2020

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Robert Bhadra Naorem

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)

P.D. Singh

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)

T. Vimal Prakash Singh

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST)

Date Written: January 10, 2020

Abstract

This paper analyses the sizing of PV system installation in a selected location for optimal operation using Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewable, HOMER software. The main objective is to reduce the total net present cost (NPC) and the size of the system. A grid-connected mode of operation is considered in which the main grid is used as a backup power system. The hourly real-time electric load demands, monthly temperature, and solar irradiance data are collected and used as input for the analysis. A centralized and distributed type of load demand is compared and found the optimal solution which gives the optimal size and costs of the system.

Keywords: Microgrid, Net Present Cost, HOMER software, Cost of energy

Suggested Citation

Bhadra Naorem, Robert and Singh, P.D. and Prakash Singh, T. Vimal, Optimal Siting and Sizing of Grid-Connected Microgrid System for an Educational Institution Using HOMER Software (January 10, 2020). Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computers & Management Skills (ICCM 2019) | North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3517384 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3517384

Robert Bhadra Naorem (Contact Author)

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) ( email )

P.D. Singh

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) ( email )

T. Vimal Prakash Singh

North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) ( email )

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