Economic and Environmental Analysis of a Wind-Hybrid Power System with Desalination in Hong-do, South Korea

Kiho Bae, Joon Hyung Shim

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Abstract

The economic and environmental benefits of wind turbine-kerosene generator hybrid power systems have been analyzed for stand-alone electricity supply and desalination in Hong-do, South Korea using a microgrid simulation program. We have analyzed the cost effectiveness of wind-hybrid systems in relation to the sensitivity of the designed power grid to increased electricity demand, increased or decreased fuel price, and decreased wind turbine capital cost. The environmental impacts of the wind-hybrid grid are also evaluated in respect of pollutant emission. As a result, we have clearly confirmed that the optimized wind-hybrid system can save on the total cost by almost half at a wide range of the wind speed, and fuel and capital costs compared to the current generator-only system. Operation of the desalination facility during the non-tourist season utilizing surplus wind electricity has been proven to be beneficiary. An increased wind speed necessitates less dependence on wind turbines and generators since batteries can store a sufficient amount of excessive electricity that can be used during periods of electricity generation deficit. Wind hybrid systems are also expected to yield significant environmental benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-630
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

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Economic analysis
Desalination
Electricity
Hybrid systems
Wind turbines
Costs
Kerosene
Cost effectiveness
Environmental analysis
Environmental impact
Economics

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • Hong-do
  • Microgrid simulation
  • Smartgrid
  • Wind hybrid system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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