Highway Wind Power Energy Assessment of Al-Durra Highway Street in Baghdad, Iraq

Wadhah Esmaeel Ibraheem


In some places in the world which have less feasible of using large wind power plants, the highway wind energy can be used to support small loads in the main grids. Highways street lighting as an example of that loads that is consuming a lot of energy and cost annually. As soon as the energy that come from vehicles movement along the highway streets can be taken in consideration, this paper has investigated the results if instant vehicles wind speed during 24 hours a day. 24 hours, one minute interval of vehicles wind speeds have been measured by using anemometer placed in the middle of the street. A vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) has been proposed to be used in this project. All project modulation has been simulated by using Opendss program; it can support time series simulation. The results showed that the project is feasible to be used in Al-Durra Highway Street. The average wind speed of moving vehicles is 4.7 m/s which can produce 67.3 watt by the proposed turbine. The obtained energy found that it can be invested to be used by the main grid during the day time. All the showed curves of the results represent to the country support by decreasing the main demand and operational costs as well.


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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v11.i4.pp%25p
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