DOI: 10.5176/2251-189X_SEES39

Authors: Osamah Alsayegh, Fatma Fairouz & Kholoud Alajmi

Abstract: The electricity and potable water production sector in Kuwait depends solely on oil and gas fired generation technologies. Complete reliance on oil and gas has negative impact on the country's economy and environment, and hence, calls for exploration for alternative energy sources. This paper presents results of analysis of including renewable energy technologies within the generation inventory. The analysis examines the effects of generating 20{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465} of electric energy from renewables by 2030. MARKAL/TIMES based model of Kuwait's electricity and water sector was developed. The model solutions for several technology generation mix cases are presented. With the 20{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465} renewable generation case, the analysis results show that the fossil fuel saving and CO2 reduction are both around 17{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465} when compared to the conventional oil/gas fired generation technologies case.

Keywords: Economic impact, environmental impact, renewbale energy, MARKAL-TIMES


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