Economic analysis of hybrid power system for rural electrification in Oman

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Abstract

Hybrid renewable energy systems are becoming attractive for remote areas power generation applications due to advances in renewable energy technologies and increase in the oil price. This paper presents a feasibility study of wind penetration into an existing diesel power plant of an isolated Duqum area in the Sultanate of Oman. Wind data from Al Duqm meteorology station and the actual load data from Duqum have been used in the simulation model. HOMER software has been used to perform the study for the hybrid system with no battery storage. For Wind speed less than 5m/s the existing diesel plant seems to be is the only feasible solution over the range of fuel prices used in the simulation. Moreover, the proposed hybrid system becomes feasible at wind speeds of more than 6 m/s and a diesel cost of 0.368 US $/L or more, which is the current diesel cost in Duqm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICAST 2009 - 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology
Pages284-289
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology, ICAST 2009 - Accra, Ghana
Duration: Dec 14 2009Dec 16 2009

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology, ICAST 2009
CountryGhana
CityAccra
Period12/14/0912/16/09

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Keywords

  • Diesel generator, renewable energy
  • Hybrid system
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Al-Badi, A. H., & Bourdoucen, H. (2009). Economic analysis of hybrid power system for rural electrification in Oman. In ICAST 2009 - 2nd International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology (pp. 284-289). [5409712] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASTECH.2009.5409712