RenewIslands meets optimization: Efficient synthesis of renewable energy systems

Petruschke, Philipp and Gašparović, Goran and Voll, Philip and Krajačić, Goran and Duić, Neven and Bardow, Andre (2013) RenewIslands meets optimization: Efficient synthesis of renewable energy systems. = RenewIslands meets optimization: Efficient synthesis of renewable energy systems. In: 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES Conference, 2013-09-22-27, Dubrovnik.

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An efficient synthesis method for renewable energy systems is presented that exploits synergies between heuristic- and optimization-based approaches. For this purpose, the RenewIslands method has been integrated into a superstructure-based optimization approach. The resulting hybrid approach consists of two steps: First, heuristic-based equipment preselection identifies a set of promising candidate technologies. Next, the preselected technologies are employed in superstructure-based optimization to determine the optimal renewable energy system. The heuristic preselection systematically avoids excessively large superstructures, while the subsequent optimization ensures that the optimal solution is selected. The proposed method is applied to the case of Mljet Island, Croatia. Concepts for renewable energy systems are generated that require up to 59 % less investment costs compared to solutions derived by a classical simulation approach. At the same time, solution times are less than 2 minutes. The hybrid approach thus provides an efficient route to the synthesis of renewable energy systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): Desalination, energy planning, renewable energy sources
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 15:42

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