Assessment of electricity generation by wind power in nine costal sites in Malaysia

Tamer Khatib, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Mohd Zamri Ibrahim

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In this article, the wind power potential in Malaysia is examined. Hourly wind speed data for nine sites in Malaysia are used to optimally design wind power systems for remote housing electrification. These nine sites are Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Kudat, Mersing, Sandakan, Tawau and Pulau Langkawi. The designed wind power systems are supposed to supply hourly load demand 6.13 kWh/day, 0.52 kW peak with 1% loss of load probability. The unit cost of the energy produced by each system is calculated and compared to the unit cost of the energy produced by a standalone photovoltaic (PV) power systems and a diesel generator power systems. The results show that the average unit cost of the energy produced by a wind power system in Malaysia is 1.6-7.29 USD/kWh while it is 0.35-0.5 USD/kWh and 0.27-0.30 USD/kWh for PV power system and diesel generator power system, respectively. Based on this, the use of wind power systems as standalone systems is not recommended for the selected sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Ambient Energy
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • feasibility of wind power systems
  • Malaysia
  • wind power
  • wind power systems

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction

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Assessment of electricity generation by wind power in nine costal sites in Malaysia. / Khatib, Tamer; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Ibrahim, Mohd Zamri.

In: International Journal of Ambient Energy, Vol. 34, No. 3, 09.2013, p. 138-144.

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