Techno-economic analysis of a PV generator operating in a hybrid diesel-unreliable grid system

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dc.contributor.author Ghajar, R.
dc.contributor.author Chedid, R.
dc.contributor.author Baydoun, I.
dc.contributor.author Eid, S.
dc.contributor.author Tarhini, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-02T10:11:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-02T10:11:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5580
dc.description.abstract Electrical demand continues to increase in both developing and developed countries. In Lebanon, the cost of electricity is relatively high because the utility burns expensive heavy fuel oil and gasoil in low-efficiency power plants. In addition, customers are using expensive private diesel generators to compensate for power shortages caused by the unreliable grid hence further escalating the energy bill of consumers and the GHG emissions. The aim of this paper is to examine the feasibility of implementing PV systems along the existing diesel generators in order to reduce the consumption of diesel fuel used in private generators. A techno-economic analysis is carried out to test the feasibility of such a hybrid system to power a small industrial user. The analysis takes into consideration Government plans regarding power generation expansion, restoration of full power supply in the near future, tariff increase and the commitment to increase the share of renewable energy to 12% by 2020. Simulation results show that the proposed hybrid scheme is technically feasible but economically not very attractive due to the long payback period and the low internal rate of return. The design and implementation of selected incentives that are suitable for the Lebanese case will make such systems very attractive both in the short and long terms. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.title Techno-economic analysis of a PV generator operating in a hybrid diesel-unreliable grid system en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199590160 en_US
dc.author.department Electrical And Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Generators en_US
dc.keywords Fuels en_US
dc.keywords Power generation en_US
dc.keywords Power supplies en_US
dc.keywords Decision support systems en_US
dc.keywords Economic indicators en_US
dc.keywords Hybrid power systems en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCEP.2015.7177613 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Chedid, R., Baydoun, I., Eid, S., Tarhini, S., & Ghajar, R. (2015, June). Techno-economic analysis of a PV generator operating in a hybrid diesel-unreliable grid system. In Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), 2015 International Conference on (pp. 134-139). IEEE. en_US
dc.author.email rghajar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 16-18 June 2015 en_US
dc.conference.place Taormina, Italy en_US
dc.conference.title 2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP) en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7177613/ en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0630-8140 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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