Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

10/2015

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-187271 Rev.

Abstract

Multi-criteria Analysis for Planning Renewable Energy (MapRE) is a
study approach developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
with the support of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The approach combines geospatial, statistical, energy engineering, and
economic methods to comprehensively identify and value high-quality
wind, solar PV, and solar CSP resources for grid integration based on
techno-economic criteria, generation profiles (for wind), and
socio-environmental impacts. The Renewable Energy Zones for the Africa
Clean Energy Corridor study sought to identify and comprehensively
value high-quality wind, solar photovoltaic (PV), and concentrating
solar power (CSP) resources in 21 countries in the East and Southern
Africa Power Pools to support the prioritization of areas for
development through a multi-criteria planning process. These countries
include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of
Congo, 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 key
results including renewable energy potential for each region.

Year of Publication

2015
Research Areas