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Title: Optimal planning and design of a renewable energy based supply system for microgrids

This paper presents a technique for optimal planning and design of hybrid renewable energy systems for microgrid applications. The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) is used to determine the optimal size and type of distributed energy resources (DERs) and their operating schedules for a sample utility distribution system. Using the DER-CAM results, an evaluation is performed to evaluate the electrical performance of the distribution circuit if the DERs selected by the DER-CAM optimization analyses are incorporated. Results of analyses regarding the economic benefits of utilizing the optimal locations identified for the selected DER within the system are also presented. The actual Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) campus electrical network is used as an example to show the effectiveness of this approach. The results show that these technical and economic analyses of hybrid renewable energy systems are essential for the efficient utilization of renewable energy resources for microgird applications.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0960-1481; R&D Project: 21111; TE1201000
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Renewable Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0960-1481
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
Country of Publication:
United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; hybrid renewable energy system; distributed energy resource; microgrid; microgrid planning; microgrid design; DER placement; DER-CAM
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