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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66127

Economic Assessment of Hybrid Multimodal AC/DC Microgrid Modal

Rohan Sharma, Dr. Pramod Kumar Bhatt, Dr. Javed Khan Bhutto

Abstract

The design of an independent hybrid AC/DC multi modal microgrid for a specific area situated on an isolated excluding the option of grid is the subject of this study. For maintaining an uninterrupted power supply during protracted periods of low sunlight, it is made up of photovoltaic (PV) sets, a diesel generator, AC loads, and battery energy storage devices. In this residential application, a multi-objective optimisation is taken into account; the main goal is the minimization of system costs, but it is also necessary to prevent load shedding. The CO2 emissions are also computed to show how the suggested approach benefits the environment. The least expensive design is chosen from among hundreds of alternatives using the commercial program HOMER Pro, while also achieving the secondary goal. To assess the design’s resilience against the uncertainties surrounding fuel costs and PV generation, a sensitivity analysis can be carried out. Finally, the capabilities of the platform used for optimization are evaluated, and a theoretical approach helps to clarify the suggestion for an improved design tool to solve the difficulties found.

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