Optimal mix of renewable power generation in the MENA region as a basis for an efficient electricity supply to europe

Alaa Alhamwi, David Kleinhans, Stefan Weitemeyer, Thomas Vogt, L. Sarkadi, N. Kroó, N. Armaroli, J. Ongena, A. McEvoy, Z. Fülöp
2014 EPJ Web of Conferences  
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.
more » ... rage 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. a Corresponding author: alaa.alhamwi@next-energy.de 1 ENCOURAGE project aimed at finding the most economical energy connections for electricity, natural gas and hydrogen between Europe and the neighbouring region such as MENA region http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/ssp/ encouraged_en.htm. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20147903004 fatcat:skwfagbxbraopl7dkqtgyhjeae