Wind resource assessment of Khuzestan province in Iran

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Center of Excellence in Design and Optimization of Energy Systems, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, P. O. Box: 11155-4563

2 Fuel Cell Research Lab (FCReL), Mechatronic System Engineering, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Abstract

In this research paper, a 10 minute period measured wind speed data at 10 m, 30 m, and 40 m heights are presented for one of the major provinces of Iran. Four stations in Khuzestan- Abadan, Hosseyneh, Mahshahr, and Shushtar- are analyzed to determine the potential of wind power generation in this province. From the primary evaluation and by determining mean wind speed and also the Weibull function, the results show that the measurement site falls under class 2 of the International System Wind Classification for Abadan, Hosseyneh, and Mahshahr and class 1 for Shushtar station. It means that the first three stations have mediocre conditions for installing and operating wind farms, but Shushtar does not have a significant condition for connection to national power grid applications. By using wind roses of speed, turbulence, and the power distribution, the best direction of installing wind turbines for each station was determined. Finally, by utilizing power curves of five typical wind turbines, the annual wind energy, which is produced by a typical wind turbine for one of four stations, Mahshahr, was determined for showing the appropriate annual energy received from a wind turbine.

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