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Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
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ISSN: 2090-4541

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Study of solar hydro complementarity potential for electric generation in Minas Gerais, Brazil

International Conference on Green Energy & Expo

September 21-23, 2015 Orlando, USA

L�?­via Maria Leite da Silva, Wilson Pereira Barbosa Filho, Antonella Lombardi Costa, Alexandre Guimar�?£es Reis and Ab�?­lio C�?©sar Soares de Azevedo

Funda�?§�?£o Estadual do Meio Ambiente, Brazil

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl

Abstract :

Nowadays in Brazil, lives up the challenge of meeting the increase consumption of electricity present in all sectors of society. For this purpose, it is required to use renewable energy sources as a promotional mechanism for sustainable development. However, the availability of these sources is often linked to natural factors such as rainfall which show variation throughout the year. Thus, it has become interesting the simultaneous use of more than a renewable source for generation purposes to ensure the seasonal stabilization of energy supply and the reduction of environmental impacts arising from the installation of new transmission and distribution systems. Therefore, a study was conducted by the Funda�?§�?£o Estadual do Meio Ambiente-FEAM to survey the potential complementarity of hydro and solar photovoltaic sources in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In this state, the largest share of the electricity generated stems from hydro plants (about 85%), so that was analyzed the solar potential available in areas where there are already Hydroelectric Power Plants-HPP (>30 MW) and Pequenas Centrais Hidroel�?©tricas- PCH (1 MW-30 MW) installed. This work aims at an increase in the reliability of the electrical generating system and its viability since there is the possibility of joint use of transmission systems already in operation. Previous analysis indicate a further strategic potential of the complementarity among solar generation and PCH, since this have a lower installed power, making them more compatible with the solar source which has smaller amounts of hours of annual availability.

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