Hybrid Power Systems for Commercial Application in Kenya

  • Leonard K. Rotich Institute for Energy & Environmental Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Robert Kinyua Institute for Energy & Environmental Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Joseph Kamau Department of Physics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jared Ndeda Department of Physics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract

The cost, availability and stability of power are parameters that greatly define the quality of energy supplied by a generating system. A hybrid power system with different sources of energy must be properly designed in order to capitalize on the positive features of the deployed resources. Hybrid power system optimization is a process that allows for deliberate attainment of desired output from a power system. In this paper, a learning institution, East African School of Aviation (EASA) was selected as a case study for investigating the outcome of harnessing local energy resources to serve a commercial consumer in Kenya. A cost competitive hybrid power system was obtained through Simulation and optimization processes.

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Published
2018-04-06
How to Cite
ROTICH, Leonard K. et al. Hybrid Power Systems for Commercial Application in Kenya. International Journal of Research and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 321-324, apr. 2018. ISSN 2348-7860. Available at: <https://digital.ijre.org/index.php/int_j_res_eng/article/view/328>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21276/ijre.2018.5.3.1.