—This paper examines the possible incorporation of solar and wind power in the East Malaysia power grid. Possible sites for solar and wind power generations are considered. Results from the simulation of the renewables integrated with the existing power grid, keeping in view problems like synchronization and faults, are given. It is proposed to replace the centralized supervisory and data acquisition system (SCADA) by a distributed Internet based network. This network runs on MultiprotocolLabel Switching (MPLS) topologyand core and edge routers are connected with Local Area Networks (LAN) at points of generation and distribution connected by fiber optics cables to form a Wide Area Network (WAN). Some results from the simulation of the communication network are given.
—Renewables, MPLS, power grid, simulation, solar and wind power.
S. S. Maaji, D. F. S. Khan, M. K. Haldar, and M. Tabassum are with the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kuching 93350, Sarawak, Malaysia(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
P. Karunakaran is with Power Industry, 19 Greenwood Park Phase 4, 9th Mile Penrissen Road, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Salim S. Maaji, Duaa Fatima S. Khan, Manas K. Haldar, Mujahid Tabassum, and Prashobh Karunakaran, "Integration of Solar and Wind Power to a Borneo-Wide Power Grid," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 681-687, 2013.