Simulation Studies for a Multi-MW Hybrid Wind-Solar PV System for Desalination Plants

Vandana Rallabandi, Nasser Alawhali, Oluwaseun Akeyo, Dan M. Ionel

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Abstract

This paper presents a power system configuration and control schemes for a Multi-MW wind-solar hybrid system, which includes multiple wind turbines and solar panels to support a desalination plant. The wind and solar systems are sized such that the desalination plant obtains, as far as possible, its power from the renewable sources, to minimize the dependence on the utility grid. Each section of the wind turbine system includes a variable speed permanent magnet synchronous generator connected to the grid via a back-to-back voltage source converter. The rectifier operates the wind system at the maximum power point, and the inverter provides power to the desalination plant. The solar plant has multiple panels connected to the grid via a three phase converter, performing the dual functions of power transformation and maximum power point tracking. The modeling and validation of this system is performed with the PSCAD/EMTDC, a software typically employed for transient analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International IEEE Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018
Pages1413-1416
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659823
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 2018
Event7th International IEEE Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 17 2018

Publication series

Name7th International IEEE Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018

Conference

Conference7th International IEEE Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2018
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period10/14/1810/17/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The support of University of Kentucky, the L. Stanley Pigman endowment, and of the SPARK Laboratory, Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK), is gratefully acknowl' edged.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Desalination plant
  • Hybrid system
  • Inverter
  • PV system
  • Rectifier
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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