A 100% renewable energy system in the year 2050: The case of Macedonia

Ćosić, Boris and Krajačić, Goran and Duić, Neven (2012) A 100% renewable energy system in the year 2050: The case of Macedonia. = A 100% renewable energy system in the year 2050: The case of Macedonia. Energy, 48 (1). pp. 80-87. ISSN 0360-5442. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q1 (2012). .

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Abstract

The most important problems the energy sector faces in Macedonia are an unfavourable energy mix with a high prevalence of lignite, a strong dependence on energy import, poor condition of the energy system and inefficiency in energy production and use. This paper investigates the prospects for realization of the 100 renewable energy system in Macedonia by making use of the EnergyPLAN model. Analysis was conducted for two renewable scenarios designed for the years 2030 and 2050. First scenario, the 50 renewable energy system, has been created for the year 2030 and represents the first step towards the 100 renewable energy future of Macedonia. The second scenario has been designed for the 100 renewable energy system based only on the renewable energy sources (RES) in the year 2050. Special attention in the design of these systems has been given to intermittent RES and to storage technologies. The analysis reveals that at the moment the 50 renewable energy system seems much more likely than the 100 renewable energy system, but with additional energy efficiency measures, which will lead to a decrease of consumption and with installation of new generation capacities this goal can be easily achieved. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Economic evaluations; Efficiency measure; Energy imports; Energy mix; Energy productions; Energy sector; Energy systems; EnergyPLAN; Macedonia; New generation capacity; Renewable energies; Renewable energy source; Renewable energy systems; Storage technology; Energy efficiency; Energy policy; Renewable energy resources; consumption behavior; energy efficiency; energy use; installation; numerical model; renewable resource; systems analysis; Greece; Macedonia Greece
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Quartiles: Q1 (2012)
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 09:25
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 11:41
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/3543

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