9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Photovoltaic plant Production and Maintenance Forecast

Hajej Zied
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Reliability and Maintenance

Due to the importance internationally accorded to the environmental issues, reflected by this treaties and agreements, the world renewable energy demand has considerably increased during the last few years. For the photovoltaics (PV) generated power, for instance, the market has recorded year growth rates over 30%  Despite its remarkable demand, the integration of the photovoltaics produced energy has been limited because of the production random fluctuations. Thus, the safety, the stability, and the economical performance of an electric power system integrating photovoltaics generated power may only be insured by robust and reliable power forecasting.

This present work aims to forecast photovoltaic plant production as well as its maintenance; two critical features for the energy management. For the first part, we will explore the correlation between the photovoltaic power production and the meteorological data such as temperature, humidity and irradiance. This will allow us to develop a machine learning algorithm that forecasts one day ahead PV production using the meteorological data as inputs.

In the second part, we will focus on the maintenance of the PV plant. We will study the reliability of its most important components. Then we will explore the influence of the environmental conditions in their most critical failures in order to integrate it to their reliability. Finally, we will propose a preventive maintenance plan for a finite horizon.  

Published in: 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bangkok, Thailand

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 5-7, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5948-4
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767