Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa
Author: Amos Kabo-Bah,Chukwuemeka J. Diji
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 0128130172
ISBN 13: 9780128130179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: Planning, Operation, and Challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, deployment and management of hydropower in West Africa and similar regions. The authors use a practical approach to analyze available technology, modeling methodologies and sustainability aspects, such as the dependence between climate and hydropower, and socio-economic and environmental impacts. They discuss the need for innovative solutions and how to close research gaps in the field for this region. Although more than 50% of West Africa’s hydropower potential is still untapped, re-engineering and maintenance of existing hydropower plants is a key issue and is discussed. Issues of productivity and optimization are also covered, as well as the introduction of new technology and integration of hydropower into existing energy systems—renewable energy systems, in particular. Policy and regulation are also examined, considering competing needs when managing water resources. The final chapter offers a summary of activities, strategies, policies and technology for easy reference and practical use. Due to its wide coverage and real life examples, this is a useful reference for engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, working in West Africa and regions with similar conditions. This book helps engineers make technology and location decisions for planning, deploying and operating hydropower plants. The book’s accessible language and international authorship also allows for easy use by energy researchers, analysts and policy makers who need information for the analysis, modeling, financing, implementation and regulation of hydropower in West Africa and related regions. Presents the most current issues related to hydropower deployment and management in West Africa and regions with similar conditions Discusses key challenges, focusing on practical aspects and methodologies Explores the technological, sustainability and economic aspects to be considered when deploying, operating and maintaining hydropower plants in West Africa and similar regions

A Guide to Sustainable Energy in West Africa

A Guide to Sustainable Energy in West Africa
Author: Abdou Mahaman Dango
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 1527543994
ISBN 13: 9781527543997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume highlights the abundancy of clean energy resources with which the geographical area of West Africa is endowed. It shows the pace at which the renewable energy sector is growing and how it contributes to the mitigation of global warming. The book identifies in detail the stock of various resources, the enabling business environment and the state of the development of solar and hydro power technologies.

Renewable Energy Consumption and Sustainable Development Strategies in Ivory Coast West Africa

Renewable Energy Consumption and Sustainable Development Strategies in Ivory Coast  West Africa
Author: Yessoh Gaudens Thecle Edjoukou
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN 10: 3346485692
ISBN 13: 9783346485694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2020 in the subject Business economics - Industrial Management, grade: 88.8, , course: Doctoral Degree Program, language: English, abstract: A sustainable energy regime, especially for developing countries such as Ivory Coast, is a wise choice. It can mobilize renewable energy resources, modernize energy system, allow for energy savings, safeguard the equilibrium of local ecosystems, contribute to poverty alleviation and, therefore, constitutes a significant aid towards universal access to modern energy services. This current research investigates the conditions needed to achieve a sustainable energy regime by the next decade (2030) in Ivory Coast, West Africa. To identify these conditions, first, a forecast model using a hybrid method, support vector regression (SVR) and an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) was employed to predict energy consumption by 2030. Second, a back-casting approach to assessing alternative energy scenarios was carried out. Third, a national energy action plan (NEAP) was designed with the help of a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and a technique known as the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The results show that, by 2030, conventional fuels should be dominant in the transport and industrial sectors, while traditional forms of energy should prevail over others in the residential one. Besides, the green scenario that accumulates universal energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energies dissemination targets are the most sustainable. Moreover, social criterion and solar energy were found the most critical factor and the most preferred renewable energy, respectively, when considering a sustainable energy path. Based on those findings, it was recognized that a definite shift in energy policy maximizing the use of clean types of energy was required to reach a sustainable energy regime. In this perspective, policy recommendations, in addition to the national energy action plan, were provided to guide the Ivorian decision-makers.

Energy in Africa

Energy in Africa
Author: Manfred Hafner,Simone Tagliapietra,Lucia de Strasser
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 331992219X
ISBN 13: 9783319922195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book presents a picture of the current energy challenges on the African continent (and the Sub-Saharan region in particular) and proposes pathways to an accelerated energy transition. Starting with an analysis of the status quo and the outlook for Africa’s energy demand and energy access, it provides an account of the available resources, including hydrocarbons and renewable energy resources, which are playing an increasingly crucial role. It then moves on to analyze the level of investment required to scale-up Africa’s energy systems, shedding light on the key barriers and elaborating on potential solutions. It also provides a suggestion for improving the effectiveness of EU–Africa cooperation. While mainly intended for policymakers and academics, this book also speaks to a broader audience interested in gaining an overview of the challenges and opportunities of the African energy sector today and in the future.

Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth Assessment

Renewable Energy for Sustainable Growth Assessment
Author: Nayan Kumar,Prabhansu Prabhansu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN 10: 1119785367
ISBN 13: 9781119785361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ASSESSMENT Written and edited by a team of experts in the field, this collection of papers reflects the most up-to-date and comprehensive current state of renewable energy for sustainable growth assessment and provides practical solutions for engineers and scientists. Renewable energy resources (RERs) are gaining more attention in academia and industry as one of the preferred choices of sustainable energy conversion. Due to global energy demand, environmental impacts, economic needs and social issues, RERs are encouraged and even funded by many governments around the world. Today, researchers are facing numerous challenges as this field emerges and develops, but, at the same time, new opportunities are waiting for RERs utilization in sustainable development all over the globe. Efficient energy conversion of solar, wind, biomass, fuel cells, and other techniques are gaining more popularity and are the future of energy. The present book cross-pollinates recent advances in the study of renewable energy for sustainable growth. Various applications of RERs, modeling and performance analysis, grid integration, soft computing, optimization, artificial intelligence (AI) as well as machine and deep learning aspects of RERs are extensively covered. Whether for the veteran engineer or scientist, the student, or a manager or other technician working in the field, this volume is a must-have for any library. This outstanding new volume Assesses the current and future need for energy on a global scale and reviews the role of renewable energy Includes multiple chapters on biomass and bioenergy Also includes multiple chapters on solar energy and PVs Also includes chapters on fuel cells, wind power, and many other topics Covers the design and implementation of power electronics for energy systems Outlines best practices and the state of the art for renewable energy with regard to sustainability Audience: Engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, students, and faculty working in the field of renewable energy, sustainability and power system

Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level

Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Claudio Ruy Portela de Vasconcelos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN 10: 3031047648
ISBN 13: 9783031047640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book gives a special emphasis to state-of-the-art descriptions of approaches, methods, initiatives, and projects from universities, stakeholders, organizations, and civil society across the world, regarding cross-cutting issues in sustainable development. There is a perceived need for mobilizing the various stakeholders when attempting to promote sustainability in higher education and to promote best practices, which may inspire further initiatives. But despite this need, there are a few publications handling this matter in a coherent way. In order to meet the pressing need for publications which may document and disseminate examples of best practice on sustainable development at university level, the “Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level” is being published. This book is produced by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR), through the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and contains inputs from authors across all geographical regions. The book also discusses examples of initiatives coordinated by universities but involving civil society, the private sector, and public sector (including local, national, and intergovernmental bodies). In particular, it describes practical experiences, partnerships, networks, and training schemes for building capacity aimed at fostering the cause of sustainable development at institutions of higher education. Thanks to its design and the contributions by experts from various areas, it provides a welcome contribution to the literature on sustainable development, and it may inspire further works in this field.

Energy

Energy
Author: Pardeep Singh,Suruchi Singh,Gaurav Kumar,Pooja Baweja
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 1119741440
ISBN 13: 9781119741442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Book Review:

Energy Global energy demand has more than doubled since 1970. The use of energy is strongly related to almost every conceivable aspect of development: wealth, health, nutrition, water, infrastructure, education and even life expectancy itself are strongly and significantly related to the consumption of energy per capita. Many development indicators are strongly related to per-capita energy consumption. Fossil fuel is the most conventional source of energy but also increases greenhouse gas emissions. The economic development of many countries has come at the cost of the environment. However, it should not be presumed that a reconciliation of the two is not possible. The nexus concept is the interconnection between the resource energy, water, food, land, and climate. Such interconnections enable us to address trade-offs and seek synergies among them. Energy, water, food, land, and climate are essential resources of our natural environment and support our quality of life. Competition between these resources is increasing globally and is exacerbated by climate change. Improving resilience and securing resource availability would require improving resource efficiency. Many policies and programs are announced nationally and internationally for replacing the conventional mode and also emphasizing on conservation of fossil fuels and reuse of exhausted energy, so a gap in implications and outcomes can be broadly traced by comparing the data. This book aims to highlight problems and solutions related to conventional energy utilization, formation, and multitudes of ecological impacts and tools for the conservation of fossil fuels. The book also discusses modern energy services as one of the sustainable development goals and how the pressure on resource energy disturbs the natural flows. The recent advances in alternative energy sources and their possible future growth are discussed and on how conventional energy leads to greenhouse gas formation, which reduces energy use efficiency. The different policies and models operating is also addressed, and the gaps that remained between them. Climate change poses a challenge for renewable energy, and thus it is essential to identify the factors that would reduce the possibility of relying on sustainable energy sources. This book will be of interest to researchers and stakeholders, students, industries, NGOs, and governmental agencies directly or indirectly associated with energy research.

Implementing the Water Energy Food Ecosystems Nexus and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Implementing the Water Energy Food  Ecosystems Nexus and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Author: Cesar Carmona-Moreno,E. Crestaz,Y. Cimmarrusti,F. Farinosi,M. Biedler,A. Amani,A. Mishra,A. Carmona-Gutierrez
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781789062588
ISBN 13: 1789062586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book’s primary intention is to serve as a roadmap for professionals working in developing countries interested in the Nexus Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) approach. The book shows a multi-disciplinary approach, showcasing the importance of the proper use of Nexus WEFE when implementing certain development programs in regions around the globe. It can be presented as a manual for an individual that either wishes to implement intervention projects following the NEXUS approach or students interested in cooperation and development. The book begins with a general explanation of the theoretical concepts and implementation processes of Nexus WEFE and continues getting into case studies, explaining the importance of proper implementation and potential drawbacks and solutions to them. This book has a particular focus on the European Union cooperation policies when implementing such an approach in developing countries.

Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa

Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa
Author: Manfred Hafner,Simone Tagliapietra,Giacomo Falchetta,Giovanni Occhiali
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2019-04-03
ISBN 10: 3030117359
ISBN 13: 9783030117351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa Book Review:

This short open access book investigates the role of renewable energy in East Africa to provide policy-relevant inputs for the achievement of a cost-effective electrification process in the region. For each country, the authors review the current situation in the domestic power sector, adopt a GIS-based approach to plot renewable energy resources potential, and review currently planned projects and projects under development, as well as the key domestic renewables regulations. Based on such information, least-cost 100% electrification scenarios by 2030 are then modelled and comparative results over the required capacity additions and investment are reported and discussed. The authors also inquire into some of the key technological, economic, policy, cooperation, and financing challenges to the development of a portfolio of renewables to promote energy access in a sustainable way, including a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that might stem from the interaction between local RE potential and natural gas resources currently under development in the region. To conclude, policy recommendations based on the book’s results and targeted at international cooperation and development institutions, local policymakers, and private stakeholders in the region are elaborated.

Sharing the benefits around large dams in West Africa

Sharing the benefits around large dams in West Africa
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IIED
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change Hazards and Adaptation Options

Climate Change  Hazards and Adaptation Options
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Gustavo J. Nagy,Marco Borga,Pastor David Chávez Muñoz,Artur Magnuszewski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1084
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 3030374254
ISBN 13: 9783030374259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Hazards and Adaptation Options Book Review:

This book addresses the issue of climate change risks and hazards holistically. Climate change adaptation aims at managing climate risks and hazards to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise. At the same time, developing suitable responses to hazards for communities and users of climate services is important in ensuring the success of adaptation measures. But despite this, knowledge about adaptation options, including possible actions that can be implemented to improve adaptation and reduce the impacts of climate change hazards, is still limited. Addressing this need, the book presents studies and research findings and offers a catalogue of potential adaptation options that can be explored. It also includes case studies providing illustrative and inspiring examples of how we can adapt to a changing climate.

The Volta River Basin

The Volta River Basin
Author: Timothy O. Williams,Marloes Mul,Charles A. Biney,Vladimir Smakhtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 131747953X
ISBN 13: 9781317479536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Volta River Basin (VRB) is an important transboundary basin in West Africa that covers approximately 410,000 square kilometres across six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to economic development. This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review and assessment of the issues and challenges faced. The authors provide a science-based assessment of current and future scenarios of water availability, the demands of key sectors, including agriculture and hydropower, and the environment under changing demographic, economic, social and climatic conditions. They also identify solutions and strategies that will allow available water resources to be sustainably used to improve agricultural productivity, food security and economic growth in the VRB. Overall, the work examines from a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspective the solutions and strategies to improve the use of water and other natural resources in the VRB to achieve enhanced food security, livelihoods and economic growth.

Energy in Africa

Energy in Africa
Author: Sola Adesola,Feargal Brennan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 3319913018
ISBN 13: 9783319913018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy in Africa Book Review:

Bringing together conceptual, theoretical and evidence-based contributions from a diverse set of experts, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of energy in Africa, from a management perspective. Taking a closer look at the global energy environment and security in developing areas of the region, the authors discuss the significance of energy policy to the socio-economic growth of the continent. This important book tackles the challenge of ensuring sustainability in Africa and focuses on both fossil fuels and renewable energy. Essential reading for researchers interested in energy management, sustainability, and energy policy, this noteworthy collection of interdisciplinary contributions provides examples of effective energy management in Africa.

Solving Complex Ocean Challenges Through Interdisciplinary Research Advances from Early Career Marine Scientists

Solving Complex Ocean Challenges Through Interdisciplinary Research  Advances from Early Career Marine Scientists
Author: Stephanie Brodie,Christopher Cvitanovic,Maria Grazia Pennino,Jon Lopez,André Frainer,Kelly Ortega-Cisneros,Natasa Maria Vaidianu,Samiya Ahmed Selim,Sabine Mathesius
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN 10: 2889763013
ISBN 13: 9782889763016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Topic Editors Stephanie Brodie, Christopher Cvitanovic, Maria Grazia Pennino, Jon Lopez and André Frainer declare that they are members of the IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) network and IMECaN (Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network) and are collaborating with the IMBeR research community.

Independent Power Projects in Sub Saharan Africa

Independent Power Projects in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Anton Eberhard,Katharine Gratwick,Elvira Morella,Pedro Antmann
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 1464808015
ISBN 13: 9781464808012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inadequate electricity services pose a major impediment to reducing extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Simply put, Africa does not have enough power. Despite the abundant low-carbon and low-cost energy resources available to Sub-Saharan Africa, the region s entire installed electricity capacity, at a little over 80 GW, is equivalent to that of the Republic of Korea. Looking ahead, Sub-Saharan Africa will need to ramp-up its power generation capacity substantially. The investment needed to meet this goal largely exceeds African countries already stretched public finances. Increasing private investment is critical to help expand and improve electricity supply. Historically, most private sector finance has been channeled through privately financed independent power projects (IPP), supported by nonrecourse or limited recourse loans, with long-term power purchase agreements with the state utility or another off-taker. Between 1990 and 2014, IPPs have spread across Sub-Saharan Africa and are now present in 17 countries. Currently, there are 125 IPPs, with an overall installed capacity of 10.7 GW and investments of $24.6 billion. However, private investment could be much greater and less concentrated. South Africa alone accounts for 67 IPPs, 4.3 GW of capacity and $14.4 billion of investments; the remaining projects are concentrated in a handful of countries. The objective of this study is to evaluate the experience of IPPs and identify lessons that can help African countries attract more and better private investment. At the core of this analysis is a reflection on whether IPPs have in fact benefited Sub-Saharan Africa, and how they might be improved. The analysis is based primarily on in depth case studies, carried out in five countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, which not only have the most numerous but also among the most extensive experience with IPPs.

Energy Resources in Africa

Energy Resources in Africa
Author: Herick Othieno,Joseph Awange
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN 10: 3319251872
ISBN 13: 9783319251875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides information on the distribution of the available energy resources throughout the continent and how it is linked to the development of individual states. Africa is considered one of the poorest continents in the world, mainly because its development has historically depended on imported resources including technical expertise. This view and its associated resource management strategy are based on the perception that Africa lacks sufficient energy resources to drive its development agenda. Analyses of individual countries’ energy potentials, exploitation levels and distribution mechanisms are provided with a view to identifying additional factors that are stifling Africa’s economic development. One critical factor is the relationship between available energy resources and the energy mixes chosen by different states, and how these can be exploited to produce the right blend of energy for various applications such as industrial, transport, domestic, and recreational uses. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of different energy sources in terms of their environmental, industrialization and distribution costs, impacts, and the development options best suited for improving Africa’s economic situation. This analysis is based on the assertion that Africa is indeed blessed with abundant energy resources, which have not been effectively exploited. The book not only reviews Africa’s energy situation in general, but also reveals that, while there are certainly circumstances peculiar to individual countries, the similarities, especially within Sub-Saharan African countries, outweigh the differences. That being said, the challenges and available opportunities in each country should be viewed with due consideration given to the prevailing national resource management environment. Many initiatives in Africa fail because of the many loopholes in the management structures, which allow corruption, theft, and mere selfishness to thrive. In addition to the negative impacts of these factors on implementation activities, there is also a general lack of institutional support for initiatives that could otherwise be very progressive. Thus, taken together, these retrogressive practices stifle African energy development plans. The book offers a valuable guide for developers, investors, researchers and environmentalist, providing in-depth insights on the relationship between available energy resources and development trends in Africa. "By harnessing the wind and sun, your vast geothermal energy and rivers for hydropower, you can turn this climate threat into an economic opportunity." US President Obama's address to the African Union (2015)

Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River

Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River
Author: Glob. Ener. Interconn. Deve. &Coop. Org.
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN 10: 9811534284
ISBN 13: 9789811534287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book systematically discusses hydropower development on the Congo River. Accelerating the development of hydropower on the Congo will significantly enhance the interconnection of Africa’s cross-border, trans-regional and intercontinental power grids, ensure a clean, reliable and affordable electricity supply in Africa, and promote the electrification, industrialization, and integration of Africa. The book comprehensively assesses the hydropower resources and watershed characteristics of the Congo River, focuses on cascade hydropower development planning and design in the lower reaches of the Congo River, and analyzes the hydropower consumption market, transmission scheme, construction timing, investments and economy. Project investments, financing mechanisms and safeguard measures are also addressed. The plan presented here offers a vital resource for all those interested in hydropower development in the Congo River and sustainable development in Africa.

The Political Economy of Hydropower Dependant Nations

The Political Economy of Hydropower Dependant Nations
Author: Imaduddin Ahmed
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2021-09-05
ISBN 10: 3030712664
ISBN 13: 9783030712662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book aims to inform better energy policy in hydropower dependent countries which are vulnerable to climate shocks. It focuses on the impact of increasing energy insecurity as global warming affects a fifth of the world population living in hydropower dependent countries facing drought. It uses Zambia as a case study. The book offers supply-side and demand-side recommendations at the national, continental, and global level and contains original data collected to highlight the impact of power outages on manufacturing firms.

Hydroelectric Energy

Hydroelectric Energy
Author: Bikash Pandey,Ajoy Karki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 1439811687
ISBN 13: 9781439811689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydroelectric Energy Book Review:

Providing essential theory and useful practical techniques for implementing hydroelectric projects, this book outlines the resources, power generation technologies, applications, and strengths and weaknesses for hydroelectric technologies. Emphasizing the links between energy and the environment, it serves as a useful background resource and facilitates decision-making regarding which renewable energy technology works best for different types of applications and regions. Including examples, real-world case studies, and lessons learned, each chapter contains exercise questions, references, and ample photographs and technical drawings from actual micro hydropower plants.

Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources The Case of Brazil

Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources  The Case of Brazil
Author: João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira,Tatiana Costa Guimarães Trindade
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN 10: 331977607X
ISBN 13: 9783319776071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book presents a unique analysis of the sustainability performance of various renewable energy sources, based on Brazilian case studies. The evaluation also covers the potential held by regions with diverse socioeconomic and environmental characteristics and how they affect the development of each source. Considering that energy is essential to sustaining and improving modern society, the answer to the current energy dilemma lies in the development of a system that comprises multiple renewable, reliable, and sustainable energy sources. Brazil, which has a predominantly renewable electricity grid, has the privilege of being home to a range of different sustainable sources, although most of its electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants. With that in mind, this book has the primary objective of developing a performance evaluation system for important renewable sources in Brazil (solar, wind, and hydro), taking into account different scenarios and investor profiles. The analysis is based on the study of sustainability indicators related to the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the evaluated energy systems. As the availability of renewable sources is very location-specific, the scope of this book covers two Brazilian States with distinct characteristics. It makes it possible to determine which renewable energy source is most adequate from a sustainability perspective, and in light of the analyzed scope and investor profile.