Hybrid simulation and optimization-based capacity planner for integrated photovoltaic generation with storage units

Esfandyar M. Mazhari, Jiayun Zhao, Nurcin Celik, Seungho Lee, Young Jun Son, Larry Head

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Abstract

Unlike fossil-fueled generation, solar energy resources are geographically distributed and highly intermittent, which makes their direct control difficult and requires storage units. The goal of this research is to develop a flexible capacity planning tool, which will allow us to obtain a most economical mixture of capacities from solar generation as well as storage while meeting reliability requirements against fluctuating demand and weather conditions. The tool is based on hybrid (system dynamics and agent-based models) simulation and meta-heuristic optimization. In particular, the proposed tool has been developed for scenarios, where photovoltaic generators and storage units (compressed-air-energy-storage and super-capacitors) are used to supply energy demands in a region characterized by different house-holds considering different times and seasons. The constructed tool has been used to test impact of several factors (e.g. demand growth, efficiencies in PV panel and storage techniques) on the total cost of the system. Initial results look quite promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Pages1511-1522
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2009Dec 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period12/13/0912/16/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Mazhari, E. M., Zhao, J., Celik, N., Lee, S., Son, Y. J., & Head, L. (2009). Hybrid simulation and optimization-based capacity planner for integrated photovoltaic generation with storage units. In Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 (pp. 1511-1522). [5429303] (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2009.5429303