DATASET

Dispa-SET dataset for WAPP (West African Power Pool)

Collection: WEFE : Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus 

Description

Dataset for the Unit Commitment simulation of the WAPP considering the hydrological years 1979-2010.

Contact

Email
matteo.de-felice (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2019): Dispa-SET dataset for WAPP (West African Power Pool). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/f77d3a7d-c75a-432b-bec0-15c8c448e910

Data access

Dataset for the power system modelling of the West African Power Pool (WAPP)
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Publications

Publication
Analysis of the water-power nexus in the West African Power Pool
De Felice, M., Gonzalez Aparicio, I., Huld, T., Busch, S. and Hidalgo Gonzalez, I., Analysis of the water-power nexus in the West African Power Pool, EUR 29617 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-98138-8 (online), doi:10.2760/362802 (online), JRC115157.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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  • Abstract

    The operation and economics of the power systems are constrained by the availability and temperature of water resources since thermal power plants need water for cooling and hydropower plants are fuelled by water to generate electricity. In Europe and North America water shortages or high river water temperatures have recurrently occurred in the last years, leading to monetary losses, power curtailments, temporary shutdowns, demand restrictions, and ultimately increased wear and tear of the power plants. On the other hand, the operation of the power system may impact on the quantity and quality of the water resources. The combined effect of increased water consumption, for energy and non-energy purposes, with lower availability of water resources due to climate change is expected to lead to similar problems in Africa. In most African energy systems hydropower is the dominant renewable energy source, but they rely heavily on oil- and gas-fired capacity, and lack interconnections with neighbouring countries. This report describes the modelling framework developed by the JRC for analysing the water-power nexus, and describes the results of applying it to the case of the West African Power Pool.

Geographic areas

Western Africa

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2019-03-18
Modified date
2019-05-02
Issued date
2019-03-21
Data theme(s)
Energy
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/f77d3a7d-c75a-432b-bec0-15c8c448e910
Popularity
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