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Cairo University (2012)

WIND FARM DESIGN AND A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED REGIONS IN JORDAN

Ahmed Mah’d Jum’a’ Altawafsheh

Titre : WIND FARM DESIGN AND A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED REGIONS IN JORDAN

Auteur : Ahmed Mah’d Jum’a’ Altawafsheh

Université de soutenance : Cairo University

Grade : M.Sc. degree in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 2012

Résumé
Jordan has a lack of conventional energy resources so it relies on neighboring countries in order to meet its demands. In concrete, resources such as crude oil, natural gas, and electricity must be imported. However, it is rich in renewable energy resources. Specifically, the most important and an attractive option, is the use of wind as a source of energy. In fact, Jordan has a very good wind potential, which can meet the growing energy demand. Five sites were selected in different regions of Jordan (north-Hofa, north-Ibrahimya, middle-Tafila, middle-Fujaij, and south-Aqaba). Measurements by the National Energy Research Centre (NERC) where collected for many years, these measurements were evaluated in order to have an overview about the potential of wind resources in Jordan and to compare the different potentials for these sites. Those measurements were raw data of the average wind speed and wind direction. A wind farm was designed in each of the selected site by using the Wind PRO software and then technical and financial assessments were carried out. Those assessments have proved that the wind energy project can be a successfully project in Jordan and they are very attractive to investors. The Aqaba wind farm has shown that it is the best when compared with the other selected sites while the Tafila wind farm is in second place. Those two sites are likely the most promising sites to continue achieving the target of supplying Jordan with cheap and reliable energy. Also, they compensate each other depending on the season. Moreover, the two scenarios are suggested to achieve the Jordanian target 1000MW of wind energy by 2020 according to this thesis’ results.

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