Assessment of off-shore wind farms in Malaysia

Mekhilef, Saad and Chandrasegaran, D. (2011) Assessment of off-shore wind farms in Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE Region 10 Conference: Trends and Development in Converging Technology Towards 2020, TENCON 2011, Bali.

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A lot of attention is being paid to wind energy due to the focus on renewable energy. Malaysia is situated in the equatorial region and its climate is governed by the monsoons. Wind resource in Malaysia varies from one location to another. Wind speed is better offshore compared to onshore, so more contribution by offshore wind powers in terms of electricity generation. Wind energy potentiality and techno- economic feasibility of offshore wind farms in Malaysia is investigated in this paper. Research was conducted using HOMER software to assess the potential of wind energy along the South China Sea coastline. This study indicates the best sites to set up offshore wind farms in Malaysia while costs associated for wind energy generation are calculated. Two model of the wind turbines Vestas V-47 and V-80 are taken for economic feasibility analyses. Investment, operation and maintenance costs have been evaluated for offshore wind energy. Feed-in tariff policy effects energy price and wind farms profitability were analyzed.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 88417 Export Date: 16 November 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 6129028 CODEN: 85QXA doi: 10.1109/TENCON.2011.6129028 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Mekhilef, S.; Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Cellura, M., Cirrincione, G., Marvuglia, A., Miraoui, A., Wind speed spatial estimation for energy planning in Sicily: Introduction and statistical analysis (2008) Renewable Energy, 33, pp. 237-1250. , June; Ahmed, M.E., Mekhilef, S., Design and Implementation of a Multi Level Three-Phase Inverter with Less Switches and Low Output Voltage Distortion (2009) Journal of Power Electronics, 9, pp. 594-604. , July; Mekhilef, S., Omar, A.M., Rahim, N.A., Modeling of three-phase uniform symmetrical sampling digital PWM for power converter (2007) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 54 (1), pp. 427-432. , DOI 10.1109/TIE.2006.885151; Mekhilef, S., Saidur, R., Safari, A., A review on solar energy use in industries (2011) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, 15, pp. 1777-1790. , May; Elhadidy, M.A., Shaahid, S.M., Parametric study of hybrid (wind+solar+diesel) power generating systems (2000) Renewable Energy, 21, pp. 129-139. , October; Kadir, M.N.A., Mekhilef, S., Ping, H.W., Voltage Vector Control of a Hybrid Three-Stage Eighteen-Level Inverter by Vector Decomposition (2010) IET Transaction on Power Electronics, 3, pp. 601-611. , July; Sulaiman, F., Renewable energy and its future in Malaysia: A country paper Proc. of Asia-Pacific Solar Experts Meeting, 1995; Baharuddin, A., Sopian, K., Yen, C.H., Mat, S., Zaharim, A., Key success factors in implementing renewable energy programme in Malaysia (2008) 4th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (EEESD'08), 2008, 4, pp. 1141-1150. , WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, Algarve, Portugal, December; Chiang, E.P., Zainal, Z.A., Aswatha Narayana, P.A., Seetharamu, K.N., The potential of wave and offshore wind energy in around the coastline of Malaysia that face the South China Sea (2003) Proceedings of the International Symposillm on Renewable Energy: Environment Protection & Energy Soilltion for Sustainable Development, 2003, , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September; Mekhilef, S., Abdul Kadir, M.N., Voltage Control of Three-Stage Hybrid Multilevel Inverter Using Vector Transformation (2010) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 25, pp. 2599-2606. , May; Ustun, T.S., Mekhilef, S., Effects of a Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC) Based on Soft Switching 48-Pulse PWM Inverter on the Power Demand from the Grid (2010) Journal of Power Electronics, 10, pp. 85-90. , January; Mohamed, A.R., Lee, K.T., Energy for sustainable development in Malaysia: Energy policy and alternative energy (2006) Energy Policy, 34, pp. 2388-2397. , Elsevier, October; Siegfriedsen, S., Bohmeke, G., Multibrid technology - A significant step to multi-megawatt wind turbines (1998) Wind Energy, 1, pp. 89-100;, Available online at Retrieved at 2010 February 10Weinzettel, J., Reenaas, M., Solli, C., Hertwich, E.G., Life cycle assessment of a floating offshore wind turbine (2009) Renewable Energy, 34, pp. 742-747. , March; Mekhilef, S., Abdul Kadir, M.N., Novel Vector Control Method for Three-Stage Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter (2011) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58, pp. 1339-1349. , April; Safari, A., Mekhilef, S., Simulation and Hardware Implementation of Incremental Conductance MPPT with Direct Control Method Using Cuk Converter (2011) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58, pp. 1154-1161. , April; Ustun, T.S., Mekhilef, S., Design and Implementation of Static Synchronous Series Compensator with a soft- switching H-bridge Inverter with DSP-Based Synchronization Control (2010) International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREEE), 5, pp. 1347-1353. , July- August; Changliang, X., Zhanfeng, S., Wind energy in China: Current scenario and future perspectives (2009) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, pp. 1966-1974. , October; Abdul Kadir, M.N., Mekhilef, S., Dual Vector Control Strategy for a Three-Stage Hybrid Cascaded Multilevel Inverter (2010) Journal of Power Electronics, 10 (2), pp. 155-164; Markard, J., Petersen, R., The offshore trend: Structural changes in the wind power sector (2009) Energy Policy, 37, pp. 3545-3556. , September Sponsors: IEEE Region 10; IEEE Indonesia Section; IEEE Region 10 Women In Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, offshore, South China Sea, wind energy, wind turbine, Economic feasibilities, Electricity generation, Energy prices, Equatorial regions, Feed-in tariff, Off-shore wind energy, Offshore wind farms, Offshore winds, Operation and maintenance Renewable energies, Wind energy generation, Wind farm, Wind resources, Wind speed, Electric generators, Electric utilities, Investments, Offshore power plants, Profitability, Wind turbines, Wind power.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 02:38
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 04:02

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