Planning and Optimization Analysis of Energy with Microgrid System in Dawei Region
In Myanmar, many regions are far away from the national grid. For these areas, isolated regional micro-grids are one of the solutions. The study area in this paper is also operating in such a way. The main difficulty in such regions is the high cost of electrical energy. This paper approaches cost-effective or cost-optimization by energy planning with renewable energy resources and natural gas. Micro-grid will be set up for performance in the Dawei region since it is an economic zone in lower Myanmar and far from national grids. The required metrological and geographical data collections are done. Currently, the status is electric unit rate is higher than the other. For microgrid planning and optimization, Homer Pro-software is employed in this research.
Keywords - Energy planning, Renewable energy, Natural gas generator, Homer Pro, Cost of energy.