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dc.contributor.authorSwanepoel, C.G.
dc.contributor.authorVan Schoor, G.
dc.contributor.authorUren, K.R.
dc.contributor.authorRens, A.P.J.
dc.identifier.citationSwanepoel, C.G. et al. 2020. Microgrid energy management through levelized cost of energy metric. International SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA Conference, 29-31 Jan, Cape Town, South Africa: #904103. []en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-7281-4162-6 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe abundance of solar energy in Africa provides the ideal opportunity to mitigate the concerns on price, reliability and voltage quality of electricity supply to end-users. Rooftop PV and local energy storage solutions in a microgrid where energy is well managed, could unlock significant savings in energy costs and improve voltage quality and reliability. Each microgrid is a unique use-case due to the variation in type, size and costing of energy resources, and the loading and billing structure. This paper presents a methodology to identify and select microgrid energy management objectives using levelized cost of energy as the reference metric. The theoretical framework is validated by implementation in a real microgrid and concludes that Li-Ion energy storage is still too expensive for grid-tied applications in South Africaen_US
dc.subjectEnergy managementen_US
dc.subjectEnergy storageen_US
dc.subjectLevelized cost of energyen_US
dc.subjectEnergy arbitrageen_US
dc.subjectPeak shavingen_US
dc.titleMicrogrid energy management through levelized cost of energy metricen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10200029 - Rens, Abraham Paul Johannes
dc.contributor.researchID12064203 - Uren, Kenneth Richard
dc.contributor.researchID12134457 - Van Schoor, George
dc.contributor.researchID22684956 - Swanepoel, C.G.

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