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Energy and Power Engineering

Optimal Portfolio Selection of Wind Power Plants Using a Stochastic Risk-Averse Optimization Model, Considering the Wind Complementarity of the Sites and a Budget Constraint

Authors: Luiz A. S. Camargo, Laís D. Leonel, Pedro S. Rosa, Dorel S. Ramos ABSTRACT This work focuses on the best financial resources allocation to define a wind power plant portfolio, considering a set of feasible sites. To accomplish the … Continue reading

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Design, Thermodynamic Performance Comparison and Cost Analysis of Photovoltaic (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Wind Turbine, Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC), and Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) Power Plants

Authors: Peter Jenkins, Gowtham Ramamoorthy ABSTRACT This paper evaluates and discusses ways to use five energy resources more efficiently for generating electric power. An analysis of five different 10 MW powerplants was made: a photovoltaic system, a concentrated solar power … Continue reading

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Important Issues and Results When Considering the Stochastic Representation of Wind Power Plants in a Generation Optimization Model: An Application to the Large Brazilian Interconnected Power System

Authors: Juliana F. Chade Mummey, Ildo L. Sauer, Dorel S. Ramos, William W.-G. Yeh ABSTRACT Wind power has an increasing share of the Brazilian energy market and may represent 11.6% of total capacity by 2024. For large hydro-thermal systems having … Continue reading

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Commercial Technologies for Advanced Light Control in Smart Building Energy Management Systems: A Comparative Study

Authors: Roufaida Laidi, Djamel Djenouri, Marc Ringel ABSTRACT This work investigates the economic, social, and environmental impact of adopting different smart lighting architectures for home automation in two geographical and regulatory regions: Algiers, Algeria, and Stuttgart, Germany. Lighting consumes a … Continue reading

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Virtual Synchronous Generator Based Current Synchronous Detection Scheme for a Virtual Inertia Emulation in SmartGrids

Authors:Arvind Parwa, Martin Fregelius, Dalmo Cardosa Silva, Tatiana Potapenko, Johannes Hjalmarsson, James Kelly, Irina Temiz, Janaina Goncalves de Oliveira, Cecilia Boström, Mats Leijon ABSTRACT Renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic wind turbines, and wave power converters, use power converters to … Continue reading

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Influence of Jatropha Fruit Maturity on Seed Oil Yield, Composition and Heat of Combustion of Derived Biodiesel

Authors: Mbako Jonas, Clever Ketlogetswe, Jerekias Gandure ABSTRACT Maturity of Jatropha fruits has influence on oil yield, chemical composition and physicochemical properties of derived biodiesel. Oil yield was determined using soxhlet extraction while biodiesel was prepared through the process of … Continue reading

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