Fuel Saving on Diesel Genset using PV/Battery Spike Cutting in Remote Area Microgrid

Tinton Dwi Atmaja, Ant Ardath Kristi, Agus Risdiyanto, Bambang Susanto, Dian Andriani, Makoto Fujita, Atsushi Hirono, R.H. Setyobudi, E. Alasaarela, F. Pasila, G. Chan, S.-G. Lee
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
Diesel Generator set was found to be a favorite power generator in a remote area. In this area, diesel genset usually consumes a significant amount of diesel fuel with higher fuel price than an urban area. Diesel Generator capacity conventionally prepared twice bigger or more than the existing load to prevent any load spike from designated equipment. This work implements an Energy Management System to cut the spike with the support from battery storage unit and photovoltaic module. Once the
more » ... odule. Once the Energy Management System cut the load spike using battery/photovoltaics, Diesel Generator loads no longer need to be irrelevantly bigger than the existing load. The current experiment in the remote island at Raja Ampat archipelago indicates that the using of 80 kVA Diesel Generator can be reduced to 42 kVA Diesel Generator. This Diesel Generator replacement induces fuel consumption up to 50 %. With this designed work, a smart microgrid with PV-Battery-Diesel can be installed in a designated remote area with lower fuel consumption.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201816401045 fatcat:eclpevq4fffihkibymekcuydmy