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Feasibility study and design of a flywheel energy system in a microgrid for small village in Pacific island state countries

Aitchison, David and Cirrincione, Maurizio and Cirrincione, Giansalvo and Mohammadi, Ali and Marcello, Pucci (2017) Feasibility study and design of a flywheel energy system in a microgrid for small village in Pacific island state countries. In: Smart Energy Grid Design for Island Countries. Green Energy and Technology book series . Springer, Switzerland, pp. 159-187. ISBN 9783319501963

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In Pacific Island Countries (PICs), energy supplies depend on fossil fuel (FF), with few exceptions. However, since the associated populations are often scattered among different settlements in remote locations, renewable energy sources (RES) are increasingly meeting their electrical production power demands. Contrary to FF generated power, RES vary with season, time and weather conditions. Consequently, to maintain stability, reliability and power quality, energy storage is a key consideration for a viable RES set-up. Despite, there being many different kinds of energy storage system, a flywheel energy storage system (FESS) appears to be highly suitable for the microgrid (MG), because of their minimal environmental impact (green energy storage) and high cycle life when compared with other storage energy devices such as batteries. This chapter presents a detailed overview of the feasibility, design and control strategy of a FESS for MG applications. The fundamental developments are as follows: first, to design a suitable flywheel in order to increase reliability and stability of the power in the RES. Second to design a control technique for the FESS based on a nonlinear observer integrated with total least squares (TLS).

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Ali Mohammadi
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 04:22
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 23:09

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