Fuel savings in remote Antarctic microgrids through energy management

Saner, Can Berk and Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros (2018) Fuel savings in remote Antarctic microgrids through energy management. 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Glasgow, UK, 4th-7th September 2018. Published in: 2018 53nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). 1-6. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISBN 9781538629116

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Abstract

Research stations in the Antarctic have their own electrical generation facilities and are not interconnected to any grid. Scarcity of fuel and unavailability of interconnection characterize these Antarctic energy systems as mission-critical isolated microgrids. In this work, an energy management strategy has been proposed for South African Antarctic research station SANAE IV for improving fuel efficiency. The proposed strategy consists of optimal dispatch of generation and installation of a thermal load controller for the supply side, and a novel demand response scheme for the demand side. The system was simulated using HOMER Microgrid Analysis Tool. Results showed an 8.30% decrease in fuel consumption, which corresponds to 21,876 litres of diesel annually. These savings can be achieved without major capital expenditure or difficult engineering work.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Microgrids, energy management, demand-side management, power generation dispatch
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General) > G0575 Arctic and Antarctic regions
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0055.4 Industrial engineering. Management engineering > T0059.5 Automation
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD0172 Environmental pollution
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0163.13 Power resources
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0163.26 Energy conservation
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0212 Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources > TJ0810 Solar energy
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources > TJ0820 Wind power
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources > TJ0820 Wind power > TJ0828 Wind turbines
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001 Distribution or transmission of electric power
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001 Applications of electric power
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4601 Electric heating
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Depositing User: Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 15:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77403

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