Intelligent energy management system for renewable energy driven ship

Intelligent energy management system for renewable energy driven ship

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Utilisation of renewable energy sources (RES) is increasing day by day to reduce greenhouse emissions. The toxic emission from ship is the main concern in marine sector. Here, utilisation of renewable energy for propulsion and electrification of accessories in a ship are proposed. Microgrid with AC and DC bus is developed using solar panels, wind mills, fuel cell, diesel generator, and energy storage devices. Energy management system with two fuzzy logic controllers (FLCs) is used to select and manage energy in the microgrid. Selection of source is decided by FLC1 based on the availability of RES. Generation of control pulses for inter-linking converters is decided by FLC2 based on variation in solar irradiance and wind velocity. The microgrid with RES is simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK. The results show that uncertainty in RES can be handled by FLCs to provide a continuous power supply for transportation of ship and its accessories.


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