Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Applied Science and Engineering
Technical Feasibility Study for Improving the Implementation Process of a 2MW Hybrid Power Plant using Operational Research
Anne Emanuelle Varvenczack de Carvalho, Bárbara Corrêa dos Santos, Renata Duarte Mellim, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Rafaela Priscila Cruz Moreira, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza
The concept of hybrid power plants has driven several studies to optimize the energy generation process. In Brazil, the focus country of this work, despite having great potential for alternative energy sources, still concentrates its electric production in hydrographic sources. The main issue with hydrographic sources relies in their nature, which are inconstant and due to the evident climate changes their scenario can be even more aggravated. This article proposes a study of the application of operational research as a way of improving the implementation process and choosing a location for a hybrid plant in Brazilian territory. This work presents quantitative-qualitative analyzes on the subject and a proposal for the implementation of a plant through the center of gravity technique. The data was provided by a large company in the energy sector. As a result, the calculation of the optimal point of implementation was obtained, resulting in a necessary investment of about 38,896,000.00 Brazilian Reais (BRL), with a payback period of 12 years.
keywords: Hybrid Power Plants, Technical viability, Energy, Gravity center, Operational Research.