Potentiel d'utilisation de l'énergie éolienne pour les mines du Grand Nord canadien

Authors: Simard, Samuël
Advisor: Fytas, Kostas
Abstract: The high cost of electricity generation combined with the presence of strong winds in Canada’s Great North are creating a favorable context for wind-diesel implementation in remote electric grid. Located at Raglan mine site, the first industrial wind mill in Nunavik has produced a total of 8,3 millions kWh at his first operational year. For years to come, it should achieve its objective to produce 9,4 millions kWh of wind power, allowing annual fuel savings of 2,4 millions litres of diesel. In accordance with those performances, an internal return rate of 22,4% is calculated for the wind project. Based on those results, Homer Pro and RETScreen 4 softwares are used to calculate technical and economical performances of additionnal wind power and energy storage to this remote grid. It is calculated that each additionnal wind turbine is lowering the economic value of the project, as its integration rate is lower. Energy storage by mean of a fly-wheel or a lithium-ion battery are, in presence of 2 or 3 wind turbines, economic options for a power rating lower than 20% of the wind turbines rated power. A third storage option considered, hydrogen production is evaluated more expensive. Considered as an alternative to energy storage, a genset able to work at low load ratio would create more fuel savings than the energy storage options evaluated
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 29 November 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/32688
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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