09/09/2014

Optimal Renewable Energy Mix of the Power Sector by 2020

We all know the 12% renewable energy in the energy mix commitment, but the steps to reach it are a bit unclear. Now, there is somewhere to start; a cost optimization model has been developed by the UNDP CCCU project at MoE and the UNDP project at MoF to determine the optimal renewable energy mix based on a cost criterion using three technologies: hydropower, windpower and solar energy. The study then analyzes different scenarios while calculating the cost to the Lebanese economy and the government. After the results are presented, the study offers policy suggestions to follow through with the best scenario. To access the study, please click here.