Wind and solar energy for reducing electricity deficits in Karnataka

Gangopadhyay, A and Sampath, A and Velury, B and Sen Gupta, DP and Ahuja, Dilip R (2016) Wind and solar energy for reducing electricity deficits in Karnataka. Current Science, 111 (5). pp. 796-807. ISSN 0011-3891

[img]
Preview
Text
2016-DPSengupta-CurrentScience.pdf - Published Version

Download (5MB) | Preview
ContributionNameEmail
Related URLs:
    Abstract: Karnataka suffers from chronic electricity shortages and daily load-shedding, which are expected to persist despite planned additions of conventional power. Using four illustrative scenarios based on different assumptions, we estimate the additional contributions wind and solar power sources could make to reduce these deficits by FY2022. The method developed estimates expected hourly deficits in FY2022 from projected unrestricted demands and expected availability from conventional sources. We estimate that additional 8000–8700 MW (11 BU) of wind and 3300–3500 MW (5 BU) of solar power would reduce the annual deficit by approximately three-fourths. A recommended pumped hydro storage facility will reduce the deficits further by 10% and help in meeting the daily peaks in demand.
    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to the publisher
    Keywords: Conventional energy sources, electricity shortage, pumped hydro storage, wind and solar power
    Subjects: School of Natural and Engineering Sciences > Energy
    Programmes > Energy and Environment Research Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 09:43
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 09:43
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1176

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item