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Kosovo’s potential for renewable energy production : an analysis

Rizvanolli, Dije (2019) Kosovo’s potential for renewable energy production : an analysis.

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Abstract:This research project attempts to gather reliable information regarding RES-based power generation potential in Kosovo and assembles them into a single, comprehensive analysis. By consulting online literature, research reports, and national and international laws and strategies, a foundation on the current energy system and situation is laid. Secondary data is used as well in analyzing renewable energy production in the country, namely solar energy, wind and hydropower, and biomass. Knowledge gaps on RES are supplemented by contributions from three relevant, local stakeholders. The analysis finds that Kosovo withholds more RES-based energy production potential than is officially claimed by governmental bodies and representatives, and that it could easily surpass the capacities that new coal-fired power plant is to bring to the market. The analysis also looks into the governmental and institutional perspective towards both RES potential and thermal power plants, and it parallelly describes the standpoints of Kosovo civil society and EU’s Energy Community. A chapter is also dedicated to the impacts and tradeoffs of continuing to rely on a fossil fuel-based system for energy as opposed to what renewable energy production might entail for the country’s future, which shows that either of the options carry their own benefits and downsides.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works, 43 environmental science, 70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79555
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