Access to the energy grid is a big concern for isolated households and companies, and emergency diesel generators can cause long-term climate and environmental problems. This study investigated the techno-economic feasibility of deploying clean energy sources to support the operation of a hotel zone on Myanmar's west coast with restricted connectivity to the main utility grid (5 hours per day). When utility power is not available, hotel owners must rely on diesel generators to provide electricity for visitors. An independent microgrid made of photovoltaic generators and battery storage is constructed and analysed. The microgrid system to completely supply 100% of load is not an economically realistic solution due to higher capital expenditures and a longer carbon payback period of about 20 years due to higher embodied energy. A hybrid diesel generator and PV array with a 20% capacity was determined to be an effective option with lower energy and CO2 payback periods of 8.1 and 4.6 years, respectively.
|Title of host publication||2022 57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Oct 2022|
|Event||57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) - Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 30 Aug 2022 → 2 Sept 2022
|Conference||57th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)|
|Period||30/08/22 → 2/09/22|