Design and Analysis of a Hybrid Power System for Black Tickle, Labrador

Iqbal, Tariq and Uyi, Uwagboe and Isah-Orbih, Osilama Thomas and Odetsi, Gabriel Labotey (2023) Design and Analysis of a Hybrid Power System for Black Tickle, Labrador. In: The 32nd Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, November 14, 2023, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Over the years, there has been a tremendous increase in the use of renewable energy systems as an alternative source of power especially for distant communities (rural areas). This is as a result of its significant increase in effectiveness as well as a constant reduction in price. Black-Tickle, having an all-year-round population of about 120 people is a part of the three diesel-dependent communities in NunatuKavut's Southeast coast (the other two being Norman Bay, and St. Lewis) [1]. This diesel dependency and continuous burning of diesel is not only too expensive but also has a huge negative impact on the climate and environment for the people of Black-Tickle to live in consistently. The Hybrid Power System presented in this paper consists of a Photovoltaic system, which is Solar powered, a wind turbine, and batteries for energy storage that serve as a second alternative power to the diesel plant currently in Black-Tickle, Newfoundland and Labrador. It will greatly reduce the amount of diesel that the community currently uses for power generation. The sizing of the system is carried out using the HOMER Pro software. System dynamic modeling is created in MATLAB/Simulink. Outcomes from the design and simulation have been included.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 16249
Keywords: hybrid power system, solar PV, wind, diesel generator, HOMER Pro, MATLAB, Black Tickle
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 14 November 2023
Date Type: Completion
Geographic Location: Black Tickle--Labrador

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