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K. Sathish Kumar

Bio: K. Sathish Kumar is an academic researcher from VIT University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Control reconfiguration & Electric power system. The author has an hindex of 11, co-authored 41 publications receiving 981 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive review of optimal sizing, energy management, operating and control strategies and integration of different renewable energy sources to constitute a hybrid system is presented, where the feasibility of different controllers such as microcontroller, proportional integral controller, hysteresis controller and fuzzy controller are presented.
Abstract: The world is witnessing a change-over from its present centralized generation to a future with greater share of distributed generation. Hybrid energy systems are inter-connected with wind power, photovoltaic power, fuel cell and micro-turbine generator to generate power to local load and connecting to grid/micro-grids that decrease the dependence on fossil fuels. The hybrid system is a better option for construction of modern electrical grids that includes economic, environmental and social benefits. An overview of different distributed generation technologies has been presented. This paper puts forward a comprehensive review of optimal sizing, energy management, operating and control strategies and integration of different renewable energy sources to constitute a hybrid system. The feasibility of the different controllers such as microcontroller, proportional integral controller, hysteresis controller and fuzzy controller are presented. The controller is a closed loop feedback mechanism used for power regulation which achieves zero steady state error and the output signal generated from the controller produces desired output response.

256 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a survey on residential demand side management (DSM) is presented, which can help general readers to have an outlook of the topic which includes the architecture, formulation of optimization problems and its various approaches.
Abstract: The residential sector is a major contributor to the global energy balance. So far, the residential users demand has been largely uncontrollable and inelastic with respect to the power grid conditions. Demand Side Management (DSM) is an important function in smart grid that allows consumers to make informed decision regarding energy consumption, and helps energy providers to reshape the load profile and to reduce peak load demand. DSM can be mathematically formulated either to maximize the system total peak demand or to maximize overall system load factor and utility׳s revenue and to minimize customer electricity bill. This paper reviews the various optimization techniques applied to DSM as contrasting characteristics like individual users versus cooperative users, deterministic versus stochastic and day-ahead versus real time DSM. This paper reviews a survey on residential DSM, which can help general readers to have an outlook of the topic which includes the architecture, formulation of optimization problems and its various approaches. The issues, existing solutions and approaches are presented. In addition, the future research directions are also discussed to enhance the work in this domain.

220 citations

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TL;DR: Test results of a 33 bus sample network have shown that the proposed feeder reconfiguration method can effectively ensure the loss minimization, and the BFOA technique is efficient in searching for the optimal solution.

190 citations

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TL;DR: Modified plant growth simulation algorithm has been applied here successfully to minimize real power loss because it does not require barrier factors or cross over rates because the objectives and constraints are dealt separately.

165 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a new problem formulation for effective identification of fuel cell parameters is proposed, which is solved by applying genetic algorithm optimization technique and the algorithm steps are coded in MATLAB and the objective function is solved for PEM fuel cell.

81 citations


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01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: In this article, the International Seminar on Information and Communication Technology Statistics, 19-21 July 2010, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 19 and 21 July 2010 was held. [
Abstract: Meeting: International Seminar on Information and Communication Technology Statistics, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 19-21 July 2010

619 citations

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TL;DR: It becomes clear that the critical metrics for battery sizing, and by extension the most suitable method for determining battery size, are determined by the type of renewable energy system application, as well as its size.
Abstract: Renewable energy, such as hydro power, photovoltaics and wind turbines, has become the most widely applied solutions for addressing issues associated with oil depletion, increasing energy demand and anthropogenic global warming. Solar and wind energy are strongly dependent on weather resources with intermittent and fluctuating features. To filter these variabilities, battery energy storage systems have been broadly accepted as one of the potential solutions, with advantages such as fast response capability, sustained power delivery, and geographical independence. During the implementation of battery energy storage systems, one of the most crucial issues is to optimally determine the size of the battery for balancing the trade-off between the technical improvements brought by the battery and the additional overall cost. Numerous studies have been performed to optimise battery sizing for different renewable energy systems using a range of criteria and methods. This paper provides a comprehensive review of battery sizing criteria, methods and its applications in various renewable energy systems. The applications for storage systems have been categorised based on the specific renewable energy system that the battery storage will be a part. This is in contrast to previous studies where the battery sizing approaches were either arranged as an optimised component in renewable systems or only accounted for one category of renewable system. By taking this approach, it becomes clear that the critical metrics for battery sizing, and by extension the most suitable method for determining battery size, are determined by the type of renewable energy system application, as well as its size. This has important implications for the design process as the renewable energy system application will drive the battery energy storage system sizing methodology chosen.

541 citations

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TL;DR: A review of the state-of-the-art of researches which use HOMER for optimal planning of hybrid renewable energy systems is presented in this paper, where the authors present the most powerful tools for this purpose is Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) software that was developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Abstract: World energy consumption is rising due to population growth and increasing industrialization. Traditional energy resources cannot meet these requirements with notice to their challenges, e.g., greenhouse gas emission and high lifecycle costs. Renewable energy resources are the appropriate alternatives for traditional resources to meet the increasing energy consumption, especially in electricity sector. Integration of renewable energy resources with traditional fossil-based resources besides storages creates Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRESs). To access minimum investment and operation costs and also meet the technical and emission constraints, optimal size of HRES׳s equipment should be determined. One of the most powerful tools for this purpose is Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) software that was developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States. This software has widely been used by many researchers around the world. In this paper a review of the state-of-the-art of researches, which use HOMER for optimal planning of HRES, is presented.

471 citations

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TL;DR: This paper aims to present a comprehensive review on recent developments in size optimization methodologies, as well as a critical comparison of single algorithms, hybrid algorithms, and software tools used for sizing standalone solar and wind HRES.

428 citations

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TL;DR: A comprehensive review of the approaches proposed and used by authors of many papers is conducted in this paper, which includes both the standalone hybrid renewable energy systems and the grid-connected hybrid renewable systems.
Abstract: Variability and intermittency are some of the main features that characterize renewable energy sources. Intermittency usually includes both predictable and unpredictable variations. The many drawbacks of intermittency of renewable sources can be overcome by considering some special design considerations. Integrating more than one renewable energy source and including backup sources and storage systems are among the few measures to overcome these drawbacks. These additional design considerations usually increase the overall cost of the renewable system. Furthermore, the presence of more than one energy supply/storage system requires the control of energy flow among the various sources. Therefore, optimizing the size of the components and adopting an energy management strategy (EMS) are essential to decreasing the cost of the system and limiting its negative effects. The energy management strategy is commonly integrated with optimization to ensure the continuity of load supply and to decrease the cost of energy production. Therefore, energy management is a term that collects all the systematic procedures to control and minimize the quantity and the cost of energy used to provide a certain application with its requirements. The energy management strategy usually depends on the type of energy system and its components. Various approaches and techniques have been used to develop a successful energy management strategy. In this paper, a comprehensive review of the approaches proposed and used by authors of many papers is conducted. These approaches include both the standalone hybrid renewable energy systems and the grid-connected hybrid renewable systems. More attention is focused on popularly used techniques to address the features of each system. The selected papers in this review cover the various configurations of the hybrid renewable energy systems for electric power generation only.

422 citations