Economic Challenges of Hybrid Microgrid: an Analysis and Approaches for Rural Electrification

Habidullah M., Mahmud K., KOÇAR G. , ISLAM A. K. M. S. , Salehin S.

7th Bangladesh-Society-of-Mechanical-Engineers (BSME) International Conference on Thermal Engineering (ICTE), Dhaka, Bangladeş, 22 - 24 Aralık 2016, cilt.1851 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1851
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.4984672
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Dhaka
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Bangladeş


This paper focuses on the integration of three renewable resources: biogas, wind energy and solar energy, utilizing solar PV panels, a biogas generator, and a wind turbine, respectively, to analyze the technical and economic challenges of a hybrid micro-gird. The integration of these sources has been analyzed and optimized based on realistic data for a real location. Different combinations of these sources have been analyzed to find out the optimized combination based on the efficiency and the minimum cost of electricity (COE). Wind and solar energy are considered as the primary sources of power generation during off-peak hours, and any excess power is used to charge a battery bank. During peak hours, biogas generators produce power to support the additional demand. A business strategy to implement the integrated optimized system in rural areas is discussed.