Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Jaime Ramos

Second Advisor

Dr. Alexander Domijan

Third Advisor

Dr. Nantakan Wongkasem


Design electrical systems from six renewable energy sources: photovoltaic, wind energy, geothermal, concentrated solar energy, biomass energy, and hydropower in addition to a storage system in the state of Texas, This power system converts the electric system in Texas into a 100 % renewable energy power system. Optimization technique has applied to the results to make the system economical and reduce the wasting resources, this system is considered as decentralized as well which is a great advantage for achieving the smart grid technology compared with the conventional plants where the generation parts are deposed in a small part of the grid, this design makes each part of the grid have two roles as a generator as well as load. The storage system relies on the heat storage of traditional batteries and concentrated solar power plants. Hence this power system could reduce the greenhouse gases by more than 90 %, the annual electricity bill in Texas could be decreased by amount form 10-20 billion dollars yearly, and finally, achieve a higher level of security and reliability of the system by applying the smart grid concept.


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