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Economic performance optimization of a hybrid PV-BESS power generator: a case study la Réunion island

Abstract : This paper proposes an economic performance optimization strategy for a PV plant coupled with a battery energy storage system (BESS). The case study of La Reunion Island, a non-interconnected zone (NIZ) with a high level of renewable energy sources (RES), is considered. This last decade, to reach the ambitious target of electricity autonomy by 2030 set by the local authorities, local and national plans have been launched to promote RES integration that led to a noticeable development of photovoltaic (PV) systems. To avoid a decrease of the grid reliability due to a large integration of intermittent energy sources into a non-interconnected grid, the authorities have introduced new regulatory rules for RES producers. The proposed optimization strategy relies on a these new regulatory rules and takes into account the energy market data, the amount of PV production subject to penalties for imbalance, the batteries and the PV technological characteristics together with a PV production forecast model. The effectiveness and relevance of the proposed strategy are assessed on experimental data collected on a real PV power plant. An economical analysis demonstrates that the proposed optimization strategy is able to fulfill the new regulatory rules requirements while increasing the economic performance of the system.
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Cédric Damour, Michel Benne, Y Gangate, D Payet, Mickaël Hilairet. Economic performance optimization of a hybrid PV-BESS power generator: a case study la Réunion island. International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, Feb 2016, Belfort, France. ⟨hal-02355288⟩



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