Integrated renewable energy system based on IREOM model and spatial-temporal series for isolated rural areas in the region of Valparaiso, Chile

YUNESKY MASIP MACIA, Anibal Gutierrez, Joel Morales, Antonio Campo, Meyli Valín

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Abstract

Providing energy to areas isolated from the electricity grid through the use of a smart integrated renewable energy system (SIRES) is proposed in this study for Valparaiso, Chile. The study analyzes the process of identifying the appropriate size of a SIRES considering technical and economic factors. An optimization model proposed in the literature was modified, and a subsequent spatial-temporal analysis of the different variables was conducted. The model comprises locally available renewable energy resources, such as biomass, biogas, wind power, solar photovoltaic, and thermal power. Furthermore, it was used to determine the energy potential of each of the isolated areas, identifying those areas in which the SIRES could be implemented as a sustainable solution. The design simulates the cost of the initial investment and energy generation in the chosen areas. The study also includes the selection of different system components and the use of the general model to determine the optimal combination of energy subsystems for isolated areas with the aim of minimizing the cost of energy generations. Finally, an economic evaluation showed that the use of a SIRES based mainly on solar energy supported by biomass, biogas, and mini-wind power costs approximately three times less than extending the electricity grid network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1110
JournalEnergies
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Off-grid electrification
  • Optimization model
  • Smart integrated renewable energy system

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