Wind turbine as an energy fuel saver - A case study for remote area in oman

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Abstract

A number of years worth of data concerning the wind speed in Oman have been presented in this article. The data are obtained from a remote agricultural research station in Oman. The annual mean wind speed is 5.7 m/s. In this station, electricity supply is provided with dieselengine generating units. The annual peak load and minimum load recorded at the site is 130 kW and 28 kW, respectively. A 50-kW wind turbine is selected to demonstrate the economic feasibility of the turbine as a fuel saver. The results show that wind energy utilization is an attractive option with total specific cost of the selected wind turbine at 7.8 kWh at 7.55% discount rate comparing to diesel generation operating cost of 14.3 c/kWh, considering the capital cost of diesel units as sunk. The simple payback period of the turbine is 5.4 years and discounted payback 7.2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009
Pages590-595
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: May 18 2009May 23 2009

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OtherIEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period5/18/095/23/09

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Oman
Wind turbines
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electricity supply
energy
wind energy
operating costs
costs
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Energy utilization
Electricity
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economics

Keywords

  • Energy fuel saver
  • Oman
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Wind turbine as an energy fuel saver - A case study for remote area in oman. / Malik, Arif; Al-Badi, Abdullah H.

IEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009. 2009. p. 590-595 5167692.

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Malik, A & Al-Badi, AH 2009, Wind turbine as an energy fuel saver - A case study for remote area in oman. in IEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009., 5167692, pp. 590-595, IEEE EUROCON 2009, EUROCON 2009, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 5/18/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/EURCON.2009.5167692
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