Sustainable Energy Management Design for Bario Microgrid in Sarawak, Malaysia

Adila, Fakhar and Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Haidar and Musse, Mohamud Ahmed and Rahman, A. K. (2018) Sustainable Energy Management Design for Bario Microgrid in Sarawak, Malaysia. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon2018), 3-4 December 2018, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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The use of diesel generators as a backup to supply the load demand in Bario is costly and environmentally troublesome. On the other hand, utilizing natural resources that form islanded microgrids located in different areas can pose peculiar energy management issues, particularly, when different energy providers manage the renewable and nonrenewable small powerhouses. This paper proposes a framework focusing on the design of sustainable aggregate management system for minimizing the operating time of diesel generators, and thus, reducing the fuel cost and increasing the battery lifetime, while at the same time protecting the environment. Initially, the paper discusses the structure of the existing system. Further, an energy management approach is presented for maximizing the generated power from the available renewable resources at different hours. The presented results show that the proposed sustainable design can be an effective method for planning the development of electrification in the rural areas of Sarawak.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bario microgrid, energy management, integrated renewable resources, energy storage, cost optimization, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ahmed Haidar
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2018 07:23
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2021 04:13

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