Power losses reduction using solar photovoltaic generation in the rural grid of Hij-Oman

Mohamed Al Riyami, Fahad Al Khalasi, Abdullah Al Hinai, Moosa Al Shuraiqi, Mounir Bouzguenda

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Abstract

Distributed power generation using renewable energy offers a great flexibility in terms of generation, distribution and dispatching. This becomes more strategic when rural area grids are struggling to cope with high diesel fuel costs, dispersed loads and low load factors. This is why the main focus of recent research activities is on minimizing or totally displacing diesel based generation by using hybrid power systems combining wind turbines, solar photovoltaic systems, storage devices and fuel cells. For large rural grids, finding the right place to connect the solar photovoltaic systems must be strategic and optimized. Accordingly, this paper focuses on optimizing the point of connection of solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in the rural area grid of Hij in the Sultanate of Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
Pages553-557
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 - Manama, Bahrain
Duration: Dec 18 2010Dec 22 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
Country/TerritoryBahrain
CityManama
Period12/18/1012/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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