Simulation of a Hybrid Power Generation System (A Case Study of Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria)
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 23-34
Received: Mar. 15, 2019;
Accepted: Apr. 27, 2019;
Published: Jun. 12, 2019
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Babalola Abayomi Danlami, Department of Computer Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Nigeria
Akinponnle Ajibike Eunice, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Nigeria
Yakubu Anakobe Jimoh, Department of Computer Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Nigeria
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Demand for energy is increasing day by day in our society due to increasing number of residence and industries. Meeting this demand has been a major challenge for utility providers (power providers) over the years, which crippled our economy in the power sector. This project presents a study and a deep exploit of renewable energy source such as solar, wind, biomass, and other forms of renewable energy. The design of a complete hybrid renewable power system model for day to day load demand of Oke eda in Akure city using Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewable (HOMER) and MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks / Simulink, the sources of powers are photovoltaic (solar module) and diesel generator and the storage systems are batteries. The sizing, optimization and economic estimation of the model systems were performed using HOMER (hybrid optimization model for electric renewable) software and simulated using MATLAB. In addition, a comparison between the two different suggested power system configurations is illustrated in details. The control system handles the operations of the hybrid system by switching between the PV system and the diesel system and is intended to maximize the use of renewable system while limiting the use of diesel generator, which is allocated only when the demand cannot be met by the PV system. This project presents a review of renewable energy potentials in Nigeria to be tapped for useful and uninterrupted electric energy supply and provides a detailed analysis of the Quantum of electricity supply to Oke Eda, Akure and how to supplement for those lose hours in power supply (i.e. hours lost to power outage) via the combination of solar energy and diesel generator to augment for 20 hours of power unavailability in the community.
Power Generation System, Simulation, Hybrid Power
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Babalola Abayomi Danlami,
Akinponnle Ajibike Eunice,
Yakubu Anakobe Jimoh,
Simulation of a Hybrid Power Generation System (A Case Study of Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria), American Journal of Modern Energy.
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