Optimal dispatch for the US Virgin Islands to increase renewable rates in Saint Croix

D. V. Pombo, V. Gevorgian, D. Olis, H. W. Bindner

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The US Virgin Islands, like many other small island nations, face significant challenges related to its energy supply. Their dependency on imported fossil fuels not only drives up energy costs, but also contributes to different environmental problems. Nevertheless, their generally sunny and windy climate makes this archipelago an ideal location for renewable energy development. Increasing the use of sources such as wind, and solar can help reduce their energy dependency, lower their levelized cost of electricity, and improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. In this paper, an optimal dispatcher is employed to analyze the implications on energy security of employing different technology options according to the plans of the local system operator. In this context, short term stability is ensured by inserting operational constraints in the energy management system based on stability analysis developed in PSCAD. The results highlight the usefulness of integrating PV and battery system, while further analysis are required to justify integrating wind power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 7th International Hybrid Power Plants & Systems Workshop (HYB 2023)
Number of pages8
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Publication date2023
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83953-909-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event7th International Hybrid Power Plants & Systems Workshop - Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Duration: 23 May 202324 May 2023
Conference number: 7


Workshop7th International Hybrid Power Plants & Systems Workshop
LocationHilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands
Country/TerritoryFaroe Islands
SeriesIET Conference Publications


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