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Modeling and Simulation of an Autonomous Hybrid Power System
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Solid State Physics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this report, the modeling process and operation of an autonomous hybrid power system is studied. It is built based on a hypothetical case study of electrification of a remote village of 100 inhabitants in Kenya. The power demand is estimated and the costs of equipment components are specified after extensive research, so that the techno-economical design of the system can be carried out. The microgrid consists of photovoltaics, wind turbine, batteries, diesel genset, basic loads and water pumping and purification load. The system is modeled and simulated in terms of power management and its operation as well as the performance of the dispatch strategy is assessed. Problems like the management of extra power or tackling the deficit of power in the system are addressed. The model represents reliably the behavior of the microgrid and several improving actions are suggested.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MSc ET, 15004
Keyword [en]
hybrid power system, microgrid, rural electrification, HOMER, modeling in Simulink, operational strategy, power management, remote system
National Category
Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267767DiVA: diva2:874237
Educational program
Master Programme in Energy Technology
2015-10-28, 10:40 (English)
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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