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dc.contributor.authorRanaboldo, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Villoria, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorFerrer Martí, Laia
dc.contributor.authorPastor Moreno, Rafael
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-05T09:45:38Z
dc.date.created2014-08-14
dc.date.issued2014-08-14
dc.identifier.citationRanaboldo, M. [et al.]. A heuristic method to design autonomous village electrification projects with renewable energies. "Energy", 14 Agost 2014, vol. 73, p. 96-109.
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/24560
dc.description.abstractSystems relying on renewable energies demonstrated to be a reliable and sustainable option to electrify isolated communities autonomously. Hybrid systems that combine different energy resources and distribution microgrids are the most efficient design configurations. The design of these systems requires the use of decision support tools, while projects' promoters generally dispose of low design resources. This study presents a heuristic method to design off-grid electrification projects based on wind and solar energies considering micro-scale resource variations and a combination of independent generation points and microgrids. The method considers generation far from users and a pre-selection process is presented in order to screen the initial pool of potentially infinite generation points. Different algorithm versions are evaluated and performances are compared with existing tools: VIPOR, known software for microgrids design, and a recently developed mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model. The proposed heuristic performs better than VIPOR with mean improvements of around 6% and, for communities of more than 40 users, considerably enhances solutions obtained by the MILP model with a much lower computational time (1 min against 1 h). The method is a complete and simple tool that can efficiently support the design of stand-alone community electrification projects with renewable energies. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria elèctrica::Distribució d'energia elèctrica::Instal·lacions elèctriques
dc.subject.lcshRural electrification
dc.subject.otherRural electrification projects
dc.subject.otherWind energy
dc.subject.otherSolar energy
dc.subject.otherHybrid systems
dc.subject.otherMicrogrids
dc.subject.otherHeuristic algorithm
dc.subject.otherHYBRID POWER-SYSTEM
dc.subject.otherRURAL ELECTRIFICATION
dc.subject.otherDEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
dc.subject.otherMICRO-GRIDS
dc.subject.otherOPTIMIZATION
dc.subject.otherSIMULATION
dc.subject.otherCOMMUNITIES
dc.titleA heuristic method to design autonomous village electrification projects with renewable energies
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacElectrificació rural
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EOLI - Enginyeria d'Organització i Logística Industrial
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2014.05.099
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
local.identifier.drac15115479
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.date.lift10000-01-01
local.citation.authorRanaboldo, M.; García-Villoria, A.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Pastor, R.
local.citation.publicationNameEnergy
local.citation.volume73
local.citation.startingPage96
local.citation.endingPage109


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