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Computer Model for a Wind–Diesel Hybrid System with Compressed Air Energy Storage

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Laboratoire de Recherche en Énergie Éolienne, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Québec, QC G5L 3A1, Canada
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Institut Technologique de Maintenance Industrielle, Cégep de Sept-Îles, Sept-Îles, QC G4R 5B7, Canada
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Groupe de Recherche en Électronique de Puissance et Commande Industrielle, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada
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Groupe de Recherche Industrielle en Technologies de l’Énergie et en Efficacité Énergétique, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, QC H3C 1K3, Canada
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Energies 2019, 12(18), 3542; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183542
Received: 10 August 2019 / Revised: 6 September 2019 / Accepted: 10 September 2019 / Published: 16 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems in Remote Sites 2019)
A hybrid system combines two or more energy sources as an integrated unit to generate electricity. The nature of the sources associated varies between renewable and/or non-renewable energies. Such systems are becoming popular as stand-alone power systems to provide electricity, especially in off grid remote areas where diesel generators act as primary energy source. Wind–diesel systems are among the preferred solutions for new installations, as well as the upgrade of existing ones. However, efforts to address technical challenges towards energy transformation for sustainable development are multiple. The use of energy storage systems is a solution to reduce energy costs and environmental impacts. Indeed, efficient and distributed storage not only allows the electricity grid greater flexibility in the face of demand variations and greater robustness thanks to the decentralization of energy sources, it also offers a solution to increase the use of intermittent renewables in the energy mix. Among different technologies for electrical energy storage, compressed air energy storage is proven to achieve high wind energy penetration and optimal operation of diesel generators. This paper presents a computer model for performance evaluation of a wind–diesel hybrid system with compressed air energy storage. The model has been validated by comparing the results of a wind–diesel case study against those obtained using HOMER software (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States). Different operation modes of the hybrid system are then explored. The impact of hybridization on time and frequency of operation for each power source, fuel consumption and energy dissipation has been determined. Recommendations are made on the choice of key parameters for system optimization. View Full-Text
Keywords: compressed air energy storage; off grid areas; parameters optimization; power generation; software tools; wind–diesel hybrid system; wind energy conversion compressed air energy storage; off grid areas; parameters optimization; power generation; software tools; wind–diesel hybrid system; wind energy conversion
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Martinez, N.; Benchaabane, Y.; Silva, R.E.; Ilinca, A.; Ibrahim, H.; Chandra, A.; Rousse, D.R. Computer Model for a Wind–Diesel Hybrid System with Compressed Air Energy Storage. Energies 2019, 12, 3542. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183542

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Martinez N, Benchaabane Y, Silva RE, Ilinca A, Ibrahim H, Chandra A, Rousse DR. Computer Model for a Wind–Diesel Hybrid System with Compressed Air Energy Storage. Energies. 2019; 12(18):3542. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183542

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Martinez, Nicolas; Benchaabane, Youssef; Silva, Rosa E.; Ilinca, Adrian; Ibrahim, Hussein; Chandra, Ambrish; Rousse, Daniel R. 2019. "Computer Model for a Wind–Diesel Hybrid System with Compressed Air Energy Storage" Energies 12, no. 18: 3542. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12183542

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