Economic Feasibility of Integrating Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation With Nigerian Power System
|International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)||
|© 2020 by IJRES Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Authors : John Nweke, Arthur Ekwue, Emenike Ejiogu
|DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I3P113|
MLA Style :John Nweke, Arthur Ekwue, Emenike Ejiogu "Economic Feasibility of Integrating Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation With Nigerian Power System" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.3(2020):61-71.
APA Style :John Nweke, Arthur Ekwue, Emenike Ejiogu. Economic Feasibility of Integrating Solar Photovoltaic Distributed Generation With Nigerian Power System International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(3),61-71.
The recent trend of Nigeria’s power system connection with renewable energy resources cannot be feasible without assessing the economic viability of the investment. This depends on the technical evaluation and economic feasibility of connecting distributed generation (DG) with the grid. The Nigeria power system is not yet connected with solar photovoltaic (SPV) renewable energy, and hence, this paper evaluates the economic feasibility of solar integration with the Nigerian grid. The task depends on technical issues via the optimal size and location of the distributed generation and global irradiation level of the renewable energy sourced electricity. A validated sensitivity-based method of optimization with the developed algorithm to obtain optimal size and location of DG for Nigeria grid connection carried out using Power System Software for Engineering (PSS/E). A generic method using financial sensitivity appraisal tools: present value (NPV), energy payback time (EPBT), and Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) were used to evaluate the economic feasibility. The results of the analysis proved economically feasible in all ramifications for a 20-year lifetime with an optimal size of 1.0 MW of solar DG with a saving energy loss of 3.4 million dollars.
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Distributed generation, economic, irradiation, net present value, solar