A community scale hybrid renewable energy system for sustainable power supply during load shedding

Muhammad Paend Bakht, Mohd Norzali Haji Mohd, Shahrin Md. Ayob, Nuzhat Khan, Abba Lawan Bukar


Load shedding is an operating condition in which the electrical grid is temporarily disconnected from the load. The objective is to minimize the gap between available generation capacity and load demand while maintaining an equitable supply for all consumers. Load shedding is a prominent problem for many developing countries. To address this issue, this paper explores the potential of a hybrid energy system (HES) to provide uninterrupted power supply at the distribution feeder despite load shedding from electrical grid. The proposed HES in this work combines photovoltaic (PV) array, battery storage system (BSS) and diesel generator (DG). The HES is equipped with energy management scheme (EMS) that ensures continuous power supply, improves energy efficiency, and minimizes the electricity cost. To accomplish these tasks, the EMS operates the system in one of three modes: grid mode, renewable energy source mode and the diesel generator mode. Besides, the proposed methodology allows injecting surplus PV energy into the grid, thus maximizing PV utilization and improving power system’s reliability. The results of this study will assist policymakers to determine the prospect of renewable based hybrid system to supply sustainable power and eliminate the energy problems in the power deficit countries.


Energy management; Hybrid system; Load shedding; Renewables; Shortfall; Solar photovoltaic;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v31.i1.pp33-43


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Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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