Potential of a Hybrid Wind-Diesel-Compressed air system for Nordic Remote Canadian Areas

Publication year: 2011
Source: Energy Procedia, Volume 6, 2011, Pages 795-804

H., Ibrahim , R., Younès , A., Ilinca , D., Ramdenee , M., Dimitrova , …

In Canada, off-grid power production is significant, with more than 200,000 people living in about 300 remote communities scattered across Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and other islands. Most of these isolated sites rely on diesel to generate electricity. The operation of these remote isolated grids run on a deficit in the order of hundreds of millions of dollars yearly and must therefore be subsidized by the government. Low and high penetration wind–diesel hybrid systems (WDS) have been experimented to reduce diesel consumption. In a previous article, we explored the re-engineering of current diesel power plants with the introduction of…