Optimal Planning of Renewable Energy Resources and Battery Storage System for an Educational Campus in South Australia

Rahmat Khezri, Amin Mahmoudi, Hirohisa Aki

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Abstract

This paper investigates optimal sizing of battery storage system (BSS), wind turbine (WT) and solar photovoltaic (PV) for an educational campus in South Australia (SA). The optimizations are implemented based on real annual load data of Tonsley building (an educational campus at Flinders University, Australia) and meteorological data of the location. The campus has a time-of-use retail pricing scheme and sells the output power of WT and PV to the grid by a flat feed-in-tariff. The system optimization is accomplished in three modes: 1) grid-connected systems without battery storage, 2) grid-connected hybrid systems with battery, and 3) standalone hybrid systems. In total, ten different system configurations are optimized and investigated. Cost of electricity is used as the objective function and sufficient optimization constraints are considered for each system configuration. It is found that the PV-WT-Grid configuration is the most economic system for Tonsley building. Moreover, the system configurations in standalone mode are not economic and also result in high amounts of dumped energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3677-3683
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728158266, 9781728158273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2020
Event12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020 - Virtual, Detroit, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 202015 Oct 2020
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

Conference

Conference12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Detroit
Period11/10/2015/10/20

Keywords

  • battery storage system
  • cost of electricity
  • educational campus
  • optimal sizing
  • solar photovoltaic
  • wind turbine

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