Economic and Technical Feasibility of Nanogrids: A Solution to Reduce the Impact of Energy Shortage in Ecuador Caused by Droughts

Alex Ricardo Guamán Andrade, José Luis Guamán Andrade, Hugo Javier Sánchez Moreno, Isaac David Torres Paredes


Residential nanogrids represent a promising solution to address energy shortages caused by generation failures or deficits due to droughts in Ecuador. This paper explores the feasibility of adopting a residential nanogrid system, focusing on the use of renewable energy to improve power supply reliability and reduce dependence on the power grid, thereby improving energy resilience. The study analyzes the different aspects necessary to implement a nanogrid, including the selection of suitable renewable energy sources, energy storage systems and load characterization. Once the architecture is selected, an optimization study using specialized software evaluates the basic architecture to determine the optimal solution, considering aspects such as the autonomy capacity and the investment required for each network configuration. Finally, the document concludes with an analysis of the results, identifying the network configuration that offers a good return on investment period and sufficient autonomy capacity to avoid power outages during short intervals of time.

Palabras clave

Nanonetworks; Renewable energy; Power outages; Droughts.

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