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Hybrid Microgrids for Diesel Consumption Reduction in Remote Military Bases of India

Chakraborty, S and Das, S and Negi, M (2020) Hybrid Microgrids for Diesel Consumption Reduction in Remote Military Bases of India. In: 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, ISGW 2018, 5-9 March 2018, New Delhi; India, pp. 145-159.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9119-5_13


Grid connection is often not available at remote locations. As a result, diesel generators are commonly used in Indian remote military bases to generate electricity locally. Transportation of diesel to these remote locations is often difficult and expensive task. Communication and surveillance equipments along with border fences and illumination need reliable electricity supply. Any disruption in diesel supply can severely impact the operation of the military base. Fuel transportation routes are often cut off during extreme weather conditions. In addition, diesel generators are prone to failure and cause significant air pollutions. Renewable energy sources are often available at these remote locations. These renewable energy sources can be used to substitute the diesel based generation partially. In this paper, hybrid microgrids consisting of both renewable and diesel generators are proposed for remote military bases. Use of local renewable sources reduces the dependence on external diesel supply. In addition, the consumption of diesel is reduced due to the use of renewable energy sources. Detailed Cost Benefit analysis has been done to show the effectiveness of the hybrid microgrid. It is shown that this hybrid microgrid can be a possible solution for reduction of diesel consumption in remote military bases of India.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publication: Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer
Keywords: Diesel engines; Electric power transmission networks; Energy policy; Location; Military bases; Natural resources; Renewable energy resources; Smart city; Smart power grids; Transportation routes, Diesel generators; Extreme weather conditions; Generate electricity; Micro grid; Military base; Renewable energy source; Surveillance equipment; Use of renewable energies, Cost benefit analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 05:30
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 05:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/64409

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