Feasibility Study and Analysis of a Micro-Grid Scheme for Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Authors

  • R. O. OPARA
  • J.O. ONOJO
  • G.C. ONONIWU
  • O.C. NOSIRI
  • E. EKWUEME

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32977

Keywords:

Micro-grid, Distributed Generation, Wind, Power, Solar, Micro-hydro.

Abstract

The need for reliable, robust, clean and secure electrical energy has led to developments in distributed off-grid solutions. This work considers various distributed generation sources such as; hydro, solar and wind, within the specified environment. Its aim is to ascertain the most feasible micro-grid solution for the specified campus environment. The work evaluates various micro-grid models to ascertain the most suitable model for the campus environment. HOMER micro-grid optimization software was used to aid the analysis. The micro hydropower plant at Otamiri River was found to be a good source with the power output of 586kW, and cost of energy per kWh of $0.284. Consequently, the model of the micro-grid was further analyzed in MATLAB/Simulink to determine the behavior of the system. The effect of load variation and short circuit fault was observed, and it shows the performance of the system to be stable.

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Published

2018-11-05

How to Cite

R. O. OPARA, J.O. ONOJO, G.C. ONONIWU, O.C. NOSIRI, & E. EKWUEME. (2018). Feasibility Study and Analysis of a Micro-Grid Scheme for Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 4(11), 234–247. https://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2018.32977