Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor

TitleRenewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWu, Grace, Ranjit Deshmukh, Kudakwashe Ndhlukula, Tijana Radojicic, and Jessica Reilly
Date Published10/2015
Abstract

Multi-criteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE) is astudy approach developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratorywith the support of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).The approach combines geospatial, statistical, energy engineering, andeconomic methods to comprehensively identify and value high-qualitywind, solar PV, and solar CSP resources for grid integration based ontechno-economic criteria, generation profiles (for wind), andsocio-environmental impacts. The Renewable Energy Zones for the AfricaClean Energy Corridor study sought to identify and comprehensivelyvalue high-quality wind, solar photovoltaic (PV), and concentratingsolar power (CSP) resources in 21 countries in the East and SouthernAfrica Power Pools to support the prioritization of areas fordevelopment through a multi-criteria planning process. These countriesinclude Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Djibouti, Democratic Republic ofCongo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique,Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda,Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The study includes the methodology and the keyresults including renewable energy potential for each region.

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-187271 Rev.