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Modelling and Simulation of a Hybrid Renewable/Battery System Powering a Cathodic Protection Unit

Cyncol A. Sibiya 1, Bubele P. Numbi 2, and Kanzumba Kusakana 1
1. Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Central Univ. of Technology, Bloemfontein, South Africa
2. Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

Abstract—In this paper, the performance of the proposed off-grid wind-solar PV hybrid system powering the cathodic protection unit is simulated and analyzed using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Furthermore, the performance simulation for the battery energy storage system with PV-wind hybrid energy system under variable solar irradiance and wind speed respectively is also conducted. The hybrid system consists of a wind turbine which uses a permanent magnet synchronous generator driven directly from the turbine, a PV array and a battery bank. The simulated results reflect that the designed hybrid system of such capacity can adequately supply a cathodic protection unit with no power shortage at different weather conditions.
 
Index Terms—Battery energy storage; cathodic protection; hybrid; off-grid; wind-solar PV

Cite: Cyncol A. Sibiya, Bubele P. Numbi, and Kanzumba Kusakana, "Modelling and Simulation of a Hybrid Renewable/Battery System Powering a Cathodic Protection Unit," International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications