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dc.contributor.authorAlmehizia, Abdullah A.
dc.contributor.authorAl-Masri, Hussein M. K.
dc.contributor.authorEhsani, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-02T11:52:19Z
dc.date.available2019-07-02T11:52:19Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationAlmehizia, A. A., Al-Masri, H. M. K., & Ehsani, M. (2019). Feasibility Study of Sustainable Energy Sources in a Fossil Fuel Rich Country. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 55(5), 4433–4440. doi:10.1109/tia.2019.2922923
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TIA.2019.2922923
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/655881
dc.description.abstractThis paper represents an approach for renewable energy sources integration with the existing grid. Unique types of loads can be exploited to allow for a sustainable solution to energy integration. A case study of Saudi Arabia is investigated where desalination plants coupled with a water storage tank is utilized to mitigate the variability of renewable sources. A hybrid photovoltaic-wind turbine generator system (PV-WTG) is proposed. The results indicate two critical points. First, even in a fossil fuel-rich country, sustainable renewable sources are economically feasible. The second point is that the typical storage element (i.e., batteries), is not always the best candidate for energy storage as in the case of desalination plants. Instead, storing the excess energy as water in a storage tank is economical and less prone to failures as compared to large-scale batteries. The problem is formulated as an optimization problem and solved using heuristic techniques.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for their support.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.urlhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8736347/
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dc.subjectRenewable energy sources
dc.subjectenergy storage
dc.subjectload models
dc.subjectmeta-heuristic
dc.subjectcost savings
dc.titleFeasibility Study of Sustainable Energy Integration in A Fossil Fuel Rich Country
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionNational Center for Technologies of Electrical Energy Systems, King Abdulaziz City for Science And Technology, 83527 Riyadh, Al Riyadh Province Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Power Engineering, Yarmouk University Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology, 123294 Irbid Jordan 21163
dc.contributor.institutionElectrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas United States 77843
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-02T11:53:50Z


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