A techno-economic analysis of a 100% renewable energy system for Northern Ireland based on proven technologies

Aoife Foley, Stewart Ruairi, John Doran

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Abstract

Northern Ireland supplies more than 90% of its total energy demands with fossil fuels even though there are more than enough renewable resources to supply all the energy required. It is essential that Northern Ireland utilise its renewable resources more effectively to 1) reduce dependency on imported fossil fuels, 2) increase security of supply and 3) reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper presents the findings of a study that is the first step towards a 100% renewable energy-system for Northern Ireland to reduce its dependency on imported fossil fuels. The aim of this project is to build a reference model in EnergyPLAN of the existing Northern Irish energy-system to investigate a practical 100% renewable energy system for Northern Ireland using proven renewable energy technologies which map a green energy transition by 2050 to reduce dependency on imported fossil fuels and meet challenging greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2018
Event21st Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - PRES 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 25 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
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Conference

Conference21st Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - PRES 2018
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period25/08/201829/08/2018
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Keywords

  • renewable energy
  • wind energy
  • wave energy
  • District heating
  • transport energy

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