Wind power cost assessment in Oman

A. H. Al-Badi, H. A. Al-Badi

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Abstract

Oman has great potential of harnessing Solar and wind energy sources for future energy generation. This work assesses wind power cost per kWh of energy produced using four types of wind machines at 21 locations within Oman. These sites cover all regions in Oman. Hourly values of wind speed recorded between 2000-2009, in most cases, were used for all 21 locations. Wind duration curves were developed and utilized to calculate the cost per kWh of energy generated from four chosen wind machines. It was found that the cost of energy is small in the south and middle regions of Oman compared with the north region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2010
Pages634-638
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2010 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 15 2010Jun 17 2010

Other

Other5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period6/15/106/17/10

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Keywords

  • Energy cost
  • Oman
  • Wind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Al-Badi, A. H., & Al-Badi, H. A. (2010). Wind power cost assessment in Oman. In Proceedings of the 2010 5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2010 (pp. 634-638). [5517020] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIEA.2010.5517020