Mediterranean islands are heavily dependent on fossil fuels and have to deal with specific problems such as small-scale generation of electricity, high distribution costs and underutilization of Renewable Energy Source (RES) potential. These challenges result in high energy costs and CO2emissions. In order to promote a shift towards cleaner energy systems, islands have to invest on RES and smart solutions for sustainable energy supply. The present study examines the feasibility of RES introduction in the Maltese energy system. The research firstly assesses the island's RES potential, the environmental constraints and the energy consumption. Secondly, it analyses the feasibility of increasing the RES penetration in the local energy grid by means of the EnergyPLAN software. The outcomes of the simulated energy scenarios considered different energy mix layouts and the environmental and technical constraints. Lastly, the study analyses the possibility of achieving the ambitious target of 100% RES share.

A Methodology for Energy Planning in Small Mediterranean Islands, the Case of the Gozo Region / Diane, C.; Erika, M.; Evangelos, R.; Christoforos, P.; Antun, P.; Groppi, D.; Goran, K.; Astiaso Garcia, D.. - (2019), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area, SyNERGY MED 2019 tenutosi a Hotel Regina Margherita, ita [10.1109/SyNERGY-MED.2019.8764131].

A Methodology for Energy Planning in Small Mediterranean Islands, the Case of the Gozo Region

Groppi D.;Astiaso Garcia D.
2019

Abstract

Mediterranean islands are heavily dependent on fossil fuels and have to deal with specific problems such as small-scale generation of electricity, high distribution costs and underutilization of Renewable Energy Source (RES) potential. These challenges result in high energy costs and CO2emissions. In order to promote a shift towards cleaner energy systems, islands have to invest on RES and smart solutions for sustainable energy supply. The present study examines the feasibility of RES introduction in the Maltese energy system. The research firstly assesses the island's RES potential, the environmental constraints and the energy consumption. Secondly, it analyses the feasibility of increasing the RES penetration in the local energy grid by means of the EnergyPLAN software. The outcomes of the simulated energy scenarios considered different energy mix layouts and the environmental and technical constraints. Lastly, the study analyses the possibility of achieving the ambitious target of 100% RES share.
1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area, SyNERGY MED 2019
energy planning; energyPLAN simulation; renewable energy; smart energy island
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A Methodology for Energy Planning in Small Mediterranean Islands, the Case of the Gozo Region / Diane, C.; Erika, M.; Evangelos, R.; Christoforos, P.; Antun, P.; Groppi, D.; Goran, K.; Astiaso Garcia, D.. - (2019), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st International Conference on Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area, SyNERGY MED 2019 tenutosi a Hotel Regina Margherita, ita [10.1109/SyNERGY-MED.2019.8764131].
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