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Investigation of no load diesel technology in isolated power systems


Hamilton, J and Tavakoli, A and Negnevitsky, M and Wang, X, Investigation of no load diesel technology in isolated power systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2016, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, MA, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741324


Renewable energy is becoming increasingly important to isolated power systems (IPS) as they seek to reduce their emissions and operational costs. Australian IPS typically supply energy to consumers using both renewable and diesel generation termed a hybrid IPS. As renewable penetration increases within a hybrid IPS, a potential conflict arises, with the diesel generators unable to lower their output response below their minimum operating set point. The load set point is predetermined to ensure engine efficiency and preserve engine reliability. Under high renewable penetration, diesel load set points produce surplus generation, which must be absorbed via regulating devices such as dump loads or energy storage systems. Hence systems configured for high renewable penetration currently involve increased complexity, expense and waste. This paper investigates no load diesel technology as one solution to minimising surplus generation under high renewable energy penetration, thus reducing system complexity and fuel consumption. The paper presents a power system model for no load diesel integration finding that such an approach can reduce the need for energy storage systems.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:isolated power system, remote area power, low load diesel, renewable energy sources
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Hamilton, J (Mr James Hamilton)
UTAS Author:Tavakoli, A (Mr Ahmad Tavakoli)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:114453
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-02-15
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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