2022 - 2023


Project: Optimal Planning and Design of Renewable Microgrids in Spain (OPDM)
Funding: Tecniospring Industry (ACCIÓ)
IREC Role: Coordinator
Main IREC Group: Power Systems, Salah Kamel

This project aims to comprehensively determine the optimal sizing of stand-alone hybrid microgrid systems based on photovoltaic, wind, biomass, diesel, and Battery Energy Storage. The systems will be optimally designed for providing a clean, reliable, and affordable energy. The optimal sizing of hybrid renewable energy systems for realistic remote areas in Spain will be determined considering the uncertainties of generation and load demand. The variations of wind speed and solar irradiation will be considered, and the optimal generated amount of all energy resources will be determined using recent and developed optimization techniques to maximum the economical, technical, and environmental benefits. Minimizing the cost of energy and loss of power supply probability, which shows the reliability and efficiency of the proposed systems, will be comprehensively considered. The testing methodology adopted to validate the proposed software tools will be based on standard test systems and moreover different remote areas in Spain.

Tecniospring is ACCIÓ’s international talent programme, which boosts technology transfer processes by offering R&D companies and TECNIO centres 2-year employment contracts to host a researcher. This programme is co-financed by the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the European Union.