Optimal mix of renewable power generation in the MENA region as a basis for an efficient electricity supply to europe
NEXT ENERGY – EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Oldenburg, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str.15, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
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Published online: 10 December 2014
Renewable Energy sources are gaining importance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The purpose of this study is to quantify the optimal mix of renewable power generation in the MENA region, taking Morocco as a case study. Based on hourly meteorological data and load data, a 100% solar-plus-wind only scenario for Morocco is investigated. For the optimal mix analyses, a mismatch energy modelling approach is adopted with the objective to minimise the required storage capacities. For a hypothetical Moroccan energy supply system which is entirely based on renewable energy sources, our results show that the minimum storage capacity is achieved at a share of 63% solar and 37% wind power generations.
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