Evaluation of the Moroccan Power Grid Adequacy with Introduction of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Using Solar Tower and Parabolic Trough Mirrors Technology

Mohamed Oukili, Smail Zouggar, Mohammed Seddik, François Vallée, Mohamed El hafyani, Taoufik Ouchbel
2013 Energy Procedia  
The objective of this research work is to provide a effective assistance to all those who have to make decisions concerning the planning and implementation of projects in the renewable energy. Indeed, The integration in the Moroccan power grid of electrical power via Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) units using parabolic mirrors or solar tower is expected to have a significant impact on the reliability of the electrical system. In this context. Therefore, in this work, firstly, we assess the
more » ... ability of the Moroccan grid at hierarchical level HL1 (HL1: load covering under the assumption of infinite node) by use of a non-sequential Monte Carlo simulation in which CSP units (with parabolic through mirrors and with Solar tower) are introduced. Secondly objective of this paper is to assess the reliability of the Moroccan grid with an expected common integration of 14% wind and 14% solar energy.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.11.011 fatcat:onlhrdvxyze6pk45qhlkm3kjmy