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Comparative Analysis of Techno-Economic Feasibility of Different Hybrid Renewable Systems for Remote Area Electrification of Pakistan

Abdul Majid Khan, Muhammad Mohsin Nawaz, Muhammad Ahmad Khan

Vol. 9, Issue 03, PP. 67-76, March 2022


Keywords: Renewable Energy, Hybrid system, Techno-Economic feasibility, Optimization, Homer Pro.

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Pakistan energy problems are complex and deep and are posing far reaching serious threats to its feeble economy and fugitive national security. Pakistan population is increasing rapidly but the power generation and transmission to cope with the population remains overlooked, despite having huge renewable resources like solar, wind, biogas and hydro-power plant sites. This study is about the comparative analysis of techno-economic feasibility of different hybrid renewable systems for remotely located off-grid communities of Pakistan. In this research two different sites that are rich in renewable resources are selected. The sites considered for modelling and optimization are located in Khyber district and Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. At these sites different hybrid systems are designed using  renewable and non-renewable resources like Solar, Wind, Micro-hydro, Batteries and Diesel generator using a software called Homer pro. Homer Pro is a designing software that combine the resources, components and economic calculations alongside different realistic constraints. The Homer Pro performs techno-economic feasibility analysis and study the performance of systems for their lifetime. As a result of the simulation, it provides an output solutions like total net present cost (NPC) and cost of electricity (COE), yearly energy produced and consumed, operating cost, losses, renewable fraction, life time of model and excess electricity produced. Based on all of these variables a most suitable solution for the desired location is selected.

  1. Abdul Majid Khan,, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  2. Muhammad Mohsin Nawaz,, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.
  3. Muhammad Ahmad Khan, , Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.

Abdul Majid Khan Muhammad Mohsin Nawaz Muhammad Ahmad Khan Comparative Analysis of Techno-Economic Feasibility of Different Hybrid Renewa International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 9 Issue 03 PP. 67-76 March 2022.

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