Optimal and Modular Configuration of Wind Integrated Hybrid Power Plants for Off-Grid Systems

Lennart Petersen, Florin Iov, German Claudio Tarnowski, Carlos Carrejo

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This paper focusses on the system configuration of offgrid hybrid power plants including wind power generation. First, a modular and scalable system topology is proposed. Secondly, an optimal sizing algorithm is developed in order to determine the installed capacities of wind turbines, PV system, battery energy storage system and generator sets. The novelty of this work lies in a robust sizing algorithm with respect to the required resolution of resource data in order to account for intra-hour power variations. Moreover, the involvement of the electrical infrastructure enables a precise estimation of power losses within the hybrid power plant as well as the consideration of both active and reactive power load demand for optimally sizing the plant components. The main outcome of this study is a methodology to determine feasible system configurations of modular and scalable wind integrated
hybrid power plant solutions for off-grid applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
EditorsThomas Ackermann, Uta Betancourt
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationTenerife
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9816549-7-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event3rd International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop - Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
Duration: 8 May 20189 May 2018
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop
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Bibliographical note

This paper was presented at the 3rd International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop and published in the workshop’s proceedings.


  • Hybrid power plant
  • Wind power
  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Battery energy storage
  • Generator set
  • Optimal sizing
  • System configuration
  • Techno-economic analysis

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