Generation Expansion Planning Towards Sustainable Development
Rasukutti M1, Saravanan G2
1Rasukutti M, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur, India.
2Saravanan G, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur, India.

Manuscript received on 11 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2731-2734 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1358058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents Generation Expansion Planning (GEP) problem towards Sustainable Energy Development (SED) for a hypothetical test power system. GEP is a highly constrained and non-linear optimization problem. In early days, the electric power generation is mostly from conventional types of plants emit Green House Gases (GHG) and other pollutants lead to environmental pollution. Due to higher depletion rate of fossil fuels and pollution impacts, it is important to consider Renewable Energy Sources (RES) such as wind, solar, biomass etc., for planning the future power system. In this study, Long-range Energy Alternative Planning (LEAP) soft tool has been used for solving the GEP problem towards SED. The various strategies involved in the SED are substitution of fossil fuels by various RES, energy savings on the demand and improve in efficiency of generating units. In this paper, GEP problem is solved for thirty years from 2017-2046. The various scenarios such as Demand Side Management Scenario (DSMS), Fuel Substitution Scenario (FSS), and Increase in Process Efficiency Scenario (IPES) are considered separately in addition to BASE Case Scenario (BCS). In all scenarios, the system performance factors like installed capacity required, emission of pollutants, reliability and total costs are analyzed.
Index Terms: Emission, Generation Expansion Planning, Reliability, Renewable Energy Sources, Sustainable Energy Development.

Scope of the Article: Sustainable Structures