Can somebody provide me with the flow diagrams of the dispatch strategies in Homer. I'm specifically looking for the Load Following Strategy and Cycle Charging Strategy. I could only find a textual explanation of both dispatch strategies in the Homer Help, but I would like to get some additional information. Another explanation would be helpful as well, in case flow diagrams are not available.

Thanks in advance!

Regards Daan

]]>Do HOMER consider such cost in his analysis?

if Yes how this could be distributed over all the components Capital cost?

Thanks,

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In homer, this is limited to 3-4 components namely PV, Battery, converter, Grid.

I want to model an existing real case, into homer and analyse the technical and economical results. This would provide a comparison between the true performance of the project, and the predictions.

Is there a way to add the real costs of a project into homer?

Many thanks

Thanks!

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The cost of interrupting the energy supply can be determined as the financial impact of disconnecting a load. Homer has one parameter related to this cost which is "capacity shortage penalty". However, it takes into account not only the unmet load but also the violation of operating reserve, which may have a lower value than the cost of the unmet load.

Is it possible to model a different penalty for operating reserve shortage and the unmet load?

]]>Can HOMER be used to model the expected fuel savings in this scenario? I note that within HOMER generator minimum load ratios and fuel curves can be specified, and spinning reserve can be constrained as a proportion of PV output for the current timestep. However controlling PV might help meet this spinning reserve constraint.

For a made-up example, consider a 5MW load, online is a diesel generator which must operate between 4MW and 6MW, and a PV plant with a current output of 2MW. Let's say that spinning reserve must be sufficient for a 10% change in load and total loss of PV output. Will HOMER bring another generator online (with minimum load >1MW), and hence not use any PV output? Whereas if the PV plant is curtailed to 1MW at this time, the 1MW PV output can be made use of. Can I model this?

Any advice as to whether HOMER is the appropriate tool for calculating fuel savings in this sort of scenario would be much appreciated.

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