E3S Web Conf.
Volume 113, 2019SUPEHR19 SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting Volume 1
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Sustainable Power Plants|
|Published online||21 August 2019|
Assessment of a solar plant solution interconnected to national grid system in Paraguay
Parque Tecnológico Itaipu, Hernandarias, Paraguay
2 Thermochemical Power Group, University of Genoa, Via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genoa, Italy
3 Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías, Universidad Privada del Este, Pdte. Franco, Paraguay
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paraguay has abundant hydroelectric energy (around 99%, in 2017 a generation reached 96,387 GWh) and it is currently exporting part of this energy. Some studies carried out by the National Electricity Administration indicate an increase in the demand for electric power where it is observed that the Reserve Generation Margin would be affected by the year 2025. To face this scenario, Paraguay is investigating alternative sources to diversify its energy production mix: this paper focuses on solar plants. Within the Electric System Master Plan, Paraguay aims to expand and improve the electric power supply system, mainly in the western part of the country in the central region of the Paraguayan Chaco. In this context and based on the experience of the Itaipu Technology Park in the installation and operation of the first two solar plants in the country, already in operation in the mentioned region, the aim of this paper is the evaluation of a future photovoltaic solar plant in the area of Loma Plata, which will be connected to the national interconnected grid system, with a power around of 10 MWp. For this purpose, a thermoeconomic analysis with a software tool is used to evaluate the viability of the proposal, evaluate different configurations and select the best option for the case study.
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