Optimal renewable power generation systems for Busan metropolitan city in South Korea

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Seoin Baek
  • Eunil Park
  • Min-Gil Kim
  • Sang Jib Kwon
  • Jay Y. Ohm
  • Angel P. del Pobil

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-525
Journal / PublicationRenewable Energy
Volume88
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

Abstract

The metropolitan cities of developed countries comprise more than 50% of the global population and consume over 60% of the world's energy. Many governments plan to enhance their energy infrastructure and the electricity supply-demand reliability of their energy sources. Among them, South Korea's government has developed electricity generation facilities, most of which use renewable resources such as photovoltaic and wind energy. This study determines the optimal renewable electricity generation configuration for one of the largest metropolitan cities in South Korea, Busan metropolitan city. A simulation using 2013 Busan electricity demand data produces this optimal configuration, which includes photovoltaic panels, wind facilities, converters, and batteries with $0.399 of COE (Cost of Electricity) and 100% of renewable fractions. Both the study's practical limitations and implications are discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Busan metropolitan city, COE (cost of electricity), HOMER, Optimization

Citation Format(s)

Optimal renewable power generation systems for Busan metropolitan city in South Korea. / Baek, Seoin; Park, Eunil; Kim, Min-Gil; Kwon, Sang Jib; Kim, Ki Joon; Ohm, Jay Y.; del Pobil, Angel P.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 88, 01.04.2016, p. 517-525.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review