Potential Renewable Energy Resources of Istanbul And Installation of a Micro-Grid System
There is a robust correlation between access to electricity and quality of life. Approximately 1.4 billion people around the world currently lack access to electricity. With momentous changes that the energy sector has been facing within the past decades, micro grids became a reality.
A micro-grid concept expects a bunch of loads and smaller-scale sources, working as a solitary controllable system giving both power and warmth to its neighborhood. Micro grid can be used in decentralized mode providing full control for the energy of a specific area or as grid-connected mode to provide backup to the national grid.
Büyükada is the fourth largest and most populated island near Istanbul among the other islands and the energy is being supplied under the sea from the city. Related to this, it is possible to use micro grid systems on this island with the aim to apply renewable energy sources to Büyükada. Initial studies showed the potential of renewable sources on the island. Solar, wind, geothermal and biomass have been proved to have enough potential to handle the energy requirements.
The study aims to evolve renewable energy, design a Micro-grid and its control using a conventional control and machine learning for load forecasting for future works. Environmentalists are encouraging the integration of renewable energy due to global warming, increment in CO2, green and sustainable energy. The micro-grid, provides one of the best solutions for powering islands such as Büyükada and extending the idea for the chain of micro-grids in the future.
My name is Natasha Qurban Ali. I’m a master’s student at Istanbul Bilgi University Electrical Electronics Engineering department. I am currently working on an energy system and renewable energy technology. I graduated from the University of SouthAsia (Lahore-Pakistan) with a CGPA of 3.82 and secured a scholarship for my master’s degree. I maintained the same CGPA during my Master’s study. Apart from theoretical courses I have hands-on experience from my internships. Energy and Space sciences are my fields of interest.