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Sustainability 2016, 8(6), 562; doi:10.3390/su8060562

Optimal Hybrid Renewable Airport Power System: Empirical Study on Incheon International Airport, South Korea

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Graduate School of Innovation and Technology, 2225, N5, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea
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Received: 6 April 2016 / Revised: 31 May 2016 / Accepted: 13 June 2016 / Published: 17 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

In response to global energy problems (e.g., the oil crisis, the Fukushima accident, the Paris Agreement), the South Korean government has executed a strict renewable energy plan to decrease the country’s dependence on fossil fuel. Public facilities, such as international airports, which use substantial amounts of electricity, are the most in need of government regulation. In this study, we attempt to determine the optimal hybrid electricity generation system for South Korea’s largest airport: Incheon International Airport. In the analysis, we use three scenarios: the current load, 120% of the current load, and 140% of the current load, according to the plan to expand Incheon International Airport. According to the COE (cost of electricity) and the NPC (net present cost) of the result, it is economically feasible to completely cover the potential increase in the electric load with PV power. Government policy implications and limitations are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: HOMER; economic feasibility; scenario analysis; photovoltaic; airport HOMER; economic feasibility; scenario analysis; photovoltaic; airport
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Baek, S.; Kim, H.; Chang, H.J. Optimal Hybrid Renewable Airport Power System: Empirical Study on Incheon International Airport, South Korea. Sustainability 2016, 8, 562.

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