Prospects and challenges of using hydropower for electricity generation in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Houri, Ahmad
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-14T10:44:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-14T10:44:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2016-03-14
dc.identifier.issn 0960-1481 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3325
dc.description.abstract In a region characterized by low water resources, Lebanon stands as an exceptional country in the Middle East. Several waterways present ample opportunity for utilization of hydropower. Before the civil war, several projects were undertaken to generate electricity through hydropower. A total installed capacity of 283 MW has aided Lebanon in supplementing its need of electricity from local renewable sources, thus reducing the overall bill of imported energy. The available hydropower generation constitutes currently 4–7% of the electricity generation depending on rainfall, with future plans expected to install another 205 MW of capacity. This use is in competition with water diversion for irrigation. Four different scenarios were analyzed to indicate the share of hydropower in the total production of electricity, with and without future irrigation and power projects, indicating that, by 2020, hydropower's share of electricity generation will vary between a maximum of 6.9% and a minimum of 1.2% depending on government plans regarding water use. Current value of potential energy available when water from the Litani river is used for hydropower is estimated to be around 20 cents per m3. Water uses planned should take this value into account. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Prospects and challenges of using hydropower for electricity generation in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199729070 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Renewable Energy en_US
dc.journal.volume 31 en_US
dc.journal.issue 11 en_US
dc.article.pages 1686-1697 en_US
dc.keywords Installed capacity en_US
dc.keywords Electricity en_US
dc.keywords Renewable energy resources en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2005.08.027 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Houri, A. (2006). Prospects and challenges of using hydropower for electricity generation in Lebanon. Renewable Energy, 31(11), 1686-1697. en_US
dc.author.email ahouri@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148105002533

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