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Techno-economical analysis of off-grid hybrid systems at Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh


  • Kumar Nandi, Sanjoy
  • Ranjan Ghosh, Himangshu


Kutubdia is an island in the southern coast of Bangladesh where mainland grid electricity is not present or would not feasible in near future. Presently, electricity is generated using a diesel generator by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) for a limited time and location. Due to its remote location, the fuel cost in Kutubdia is very expensive. In the present study one-year recorded wind by Bangladesh Centre of Advanced Studies (BCAS) location and other three potential locations for hybrid system analysis is discussed. The system configuration of the hybrid is achieved based on a theoretical domestic load at the island. The sizing of the hybrid power systems is discussed with 0% and 5% annual capacity of shortage. This feasibility study indicates that wind-PV-diesel system is feasible with 0% capacity of shortage and wind-diesel system is feasible with 5% annual capacity of shortage at all locations. As 5% annual capacity of shortage can be considered, the wind-diesel hybrid system will reduce net present cost as well as cost of energy to about 20% and the diesel consumption on the island can be reduced to about 50% of its present annual consumption. Such a hybrid system will reduce about 44% green house gases (GHG) from the local atmosphere.

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  • Kumar Nandi, Sanjoy & Ranjan Ghosh, Himangshu, 2010. "Techno-economical analysis of off-grid hybrid systems at Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 976-980, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:38:y:2010:i:2:p:976-980

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