Optimal Sizing and Simulation of a Sustainable Off-grid Hybrid Energy System: A Case Study of the Coastal Areas of Delta State

Authors

  • E. S. Kenu Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, 5323, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA
  • R. Uhunmwangho Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Choba, 5323, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA
  • E. N. C. Okafor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, NIGERIA

Keywords:

Hybrid Energy Systems, Sustainable Systems, Off-grid, Solar, wind, Gas Generator, Delta State

Abstract

The off-grid coastal areas of Delta State are rich in energy resources including natural gas and solar irradiation; but do not have access to electricity. Accordingly, this paper proposes a sustainable solution for power supply in these areas using the method of simulation. Specifically, using the Hybrid Optimization Model for Multiple Energy Resources (HOMER) software, the most feasible or optimal design configuration for sustainable means of power supply for off-grid areas was presented. The result obtained was then assessed based on the various available funding options. In particular, the Public-Private-Community- Oil and Gas Partnership (PPCOP) funding model presents the most feasible solution that delivers the lowest cost of electricity (COE) to the consumer, based on the premise that some of the components of the power supply value chain are donated to the project rather than bought.

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Published

2022-04-26

How to Cite

Kenu, E. S., Uhunmwangho, R., & Okafor, E. N. C. (2022). Optimal Sizing and Simulation of a Sustainable Off-grid Hybrid Energy System: A Case Study of the Coastal Areas of Delta State. Nigerian Journal of Technology, 41(2), 291–301. Retrieved from https://nijotech.com/index.php/nijotech/article/view/2846

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Computer, Telecommunications, Software, Electrical & Electronics Engineering