Micro-Grid based electrification for remote Villages

Vipin Valsan, Siddhartha, Dhruv Goel, Rahul Yadav, Pramathyu Awasthi

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Our Country is on its path of development and this requires a major concentration on catering the energy demands of the nation. This can be achieved by tapping more from the renewable resources available within our vicinity rather than the conventional coal and petroleum resources. With abundant renewable sources available, they can be used to provide power locally to rural areas primarily based on their electricity demands. This paper discusses the study of use of a microgrid to meet the energy demand for a remote village named Mudikandan which falls in Sivaganga district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. A micro-grid is an integrated energy system that consists of loads and distributed energy resources which can either function independently or in parallel with the main grid. Through this paper we propose a micro-grid based electrification solution for the village. The proposed micro-grid based solution will integrate renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to provide stable electricity supply for residential load. For that purpose, we employ a microgrid simulation and optimization software by Homer Energy called as HOMER Pro. The results using both wind and solar energy has been analysed and compared after the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-527
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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