Integrating power systems for remote island energy supply: lessons from Mykines, Faroe Islands

Enevoldsen, Peter and Sovacool, Benjamin K (2016) Integrating power systems for remote island energy supply: lessons from Mykines, Faroe Islands. Renewable Energy, 85. pp. 642-648. ISSN 0960-1481

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Abstract

This study investigates the challenges and opportunities facing the installation of a hybrid hydrogen-renewable energy system in a remote island area disconnected from any main power grid. Islands with strong wind energy potential have the potential to become self-sufficient energy generating hubs that may even export electricity or hydrogen. This study has tested whether the combination of wind and hydrogen can replace a diesel generator on one of the Faroe Islands, Mykines. The comparison is based on an evaluation of each power system's costs, efficiency, environmental impact and suitability for the Mykines. The findings from this research can help inform those seeking to design 100% renewable energy systems for remote areas, and in particular islands. Furthermore, our comparison has value for those seeking to optimize the integration of wind turbines with hydrogen energy systems.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 12:29
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 10:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59976
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