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Modeling Dispatch Strategy

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 02:59PM MDT

I had an inquiry about PV/battery/genset hybrid systems.  What are the options for dispatch strategy with this type of system?

 

HOMER models two dispatch strategies, load following and cycle charging.  Under load following, the generators produce just enough power to serve the load.  Under cycle charging, they run at full power and charge the battery with any excess.  With the cycle charging strategy you can apply a setpoint state of charge, so that the generators keep charging the battery and don't let the battery discharge until it has reached the setpoint.

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