Sustainable energy management design for Bario microgrid in Sarawak, Malaysia

Fakhar, Adila and Haidar, Ahmed M. A. and Ahmed, Musse M. and Rahman, A. K. (2018) Sustainable energy management design for Bario microgrid in Sarawak, Malaysia. In: 7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2018), 3-4 Dec 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The use of diesel generators as a backup to supply the load demand in Bario is costly and environmentally troublesome. On the other hand, utilizing natural resources that form islanded microgrids located in different areas can pose peculiar energy management issues, particularly, when different energy providers manage the renewable and nonrenewable small powerhouses. This paper proposes a framework focusing on the design of sustainable aggregate management system for minimizing the operating time of diesel generators, and thus, reducing the fuel cost and increasing the battery lifetime, while at the same time protecting the environment. Initially, the paper discusses the structure of the existing system. Further, an energy management approach is presented for maximizing the generated power from the available renewable resources at different hours. The presented results show that the proposed sustainable design can be an effective method for planning the development of electrification in the rural areas of Sarawak.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 03:04
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 03:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: diesel generators, sustainable aggregate management system, rural Salawak
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/PECON.2018.8684067

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