The Best Techno-economic Aspects of the Feasibility Study Concerning the Proposed PV-Wind-hydro Hybrid System in Nilphamari, Bangladesh

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Md. Sariful Islam 1,* Nuhim Ahamed Noman 1 Md. Ahsan Habib 1

1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur-5400, Bangladesh

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 Jul. 2022 / Revised: 1 Aug. 2022 / Accepted: 22 Aug. 2022 / Published: 8 Oct. 2022

Index Terms

Hydro, hybrid, COE, Nilphamari, Homer pro.


This paper proposes multiple optimal combinations of renewable and nonrenewable energy systems for Nilphamari, Bangladesh. The Nilphamari relies mainly on on-grid electricity system. Therefore, the optimal combination of hybrid energy systems related to renewable and nonrenewable options is proposed to mitigate grid dependency. This hybrid energy system generates electricity for the consumption loads of the project area in which the natural resource potentials like solar, wind, hydro, and diesel are available. All power sources and resources data are included in the Homer software carefully. Finally, the Homer software is applied for viable techno-economic investigations especially cost of energy (COE) and net present cost (NPC) for the proposed hybrid system in Nilphamari, Bangladesh. The optimization result indicates that $0.224/kWh is the minimal COE. The proposed system has an operating cost of $16,156.16, a COE of $0.241/kWh, an NPC of $2,961,790.00, and a CO2 output of 3,373 kg per year. The proposed system's legitimacy, as determined by the LCOE and the NPC, was confirmed by optimization analysis. Within a few years of the project's lifetime, the system is estimated to pay for itself completely. The evaluations yielded the best system configurations, hybrid system costs, fuel savings, and CO2 emission reductions.

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Md. Sariful Islam, Nuhim Ahamed Noman, Md. Ahsan Habib, "The Best Techno-economic Aspects of the Feasibility Study Concerning the Proposed PV-Wind-hydro Hybrid System in Nilphamari, Bangladesh", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering (IJEME), Vol.12, No.5, pp. 24-37, 2022. DOI:10.5815/ijeme.2022.05.04


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