Ocean energy potential of the West African region

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StatementUnited Nations Environment Programme, prepared in co-operation with United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs.
SeriesRegional seas., no. 30
ContributionsUnited Nations Environment Programme., United Nations. Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs.
LC ClassificationsTJ163.25.A437 O24 1983
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Paginationiv, 59 p. :
Number of Pages59
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Open LibraryOL2604048M
LC Control Number85162845

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Dicusess the status of commerical energy in West Africa, a survey of alternative ocean energy sources for the West African region, major issues, influencing the utilization of ocean energy, proposals for inclusion in the draft action plan, and proposals for project activities within the West Africa action plan.

A survey of the potential of ocean energy in the West and Central African region noted that attractive resources exist for ocean thermal energy conversion, oceanic bioconversion, tides and salinity exchange, but the prospects for wave and current energy are rather poor, except along the southern African coastline, where it has been determined that a favourable 10 kW/m of waterfront is available.

A review of the West African ocean current energy generating potential is carried out. The peculiarity of the West African ocean characteristic is discussed and the challenges noted.

Based on this review, it is found that ocean current represents an alternative source of renewable energy in West Africa in a streamed regular supply.

The ocean weather condition is mild and offers good benefit to Author: Jasper Ahamefula Agbakwuru, Thaddeus Chidiebere Nwaoha. In West Africa, there exists a large potential for the harnessing of hydropower.

Hydropower is able to provide cheap and continuous access to power supply, which helps to alleviate poverty in most West African countries since economic development is tied to the availability of energy supply.

Energy Situation Report – West Africa West African countries together form a part of the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS). ECOWAS comprises of 15 countries in the region with a total population in excess of million.

Inan estimated average of 60 % of the total population resided in rural areasFile Size: KB. The book reviews recent progress in extracting power from the ocean, surveys the history of tidal power harnessing and updates a prior publication by the author.

Keywords Alternative energy sources Electrical power Energy from the sea Harnessing tidal power Ocean Tide marine. The West African region has a vast renewable energy potential sufficient to cover unmet power demand and achieve universal access to electricity while supporting the region’s transition to a low-carbon growth path.

To support the creation of a regional power market, IRENA, in collaboration with the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, West African Power Pool, and. Available potential energy in the world s oceans by Rui Xin Huang 1 ABSTRACT It is shown that in the case with bottom topography, the available gravitational potential energy Available potential energy in the compressible ocean a.

The available potential energy The available potential energy, a, can be deÞned as a g z Z dm e er dm p. The potential of wave energy is estimated at 29 TWh/year (OES, ). With an estimated TWh/year ( exajoules/year), or 90 % of the global ocean energy potential, OTEC has the largest poten - tial of the different ocean energy technolo-gies (IRENA, a).

Ocean Energy. Hydropower provides great opportunities across the entire sub-Saharan African region. The Grand Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia is expected to deliver up to 6,MW to the country, with neighboring Djibouti and Somalia inquiring about the potential of importing such energy.

Ocean energy, including wave and tidal current energy, has the potential. In the west coast of Scotland, has been running for 10 years and pro duces. a power of 75 kW. Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy.

Contents follow a logical sequence, starting with hydrodynamics and then separately examining each conversion technology, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as.

This atlas describes the West African region, its population, settlement, territories, its economy and its vulnerabilities. It analyses the developments and the ways in which West Africa is conforming to a constantly changing global environment. Nascent ocean energy economic clusters have already formed in Europe’s regions – see the Annex for a snapshot of the ocean energy activities, jobs and infrastructure in each FORESEA-participating region.

By the ocean energy sector will be worth €53bn a year globally. This will requirejobs in Europe – many of. Ocean-energy technologies — which harvest renewable energy from the sea — will have a significant role to play in a future low-carbon society.

A recent life-cycle analysis of different ocean-energy devices has found that life-cycle environmental impacts are caused mainly by the materials used in the mooring, foundations and structures.

“West Africa’s declining fish stocks should be managed and secured, first and foremost to feed people in the region, especially at a time of looming food insecurity, as well as a global.

The irony of Africa’s energy poverty is that Africa is actually very rich in energy resources but most of the energy potential on the continent is unexploited.

Research by McKinsey found that Africa’s potential energy generation capacity is up to terawatts excluding solar and more than 10 terawatts including solar.

A recent Greenpeace report found that the west African region loses about $2 billion to illegal fishing. Most African countries are keenly aware of both the ocean’s potential as well as the.

§ knowledge of issues related to renewal energy, energy efficiency, environmental impact and connectivity through infrastructural harmonization and fiscal and investment policies related to energy within the West-African Region. African countries more generally are endowed with abundant renewable energy potential, which they can harness so that, byrenewables provide more than 40% of all power generation capacity in the region, varying in scale from large hydropower dams to mini- and off-grid solutions in more remote areas.

Adanan Awad, director of the International Ocean Institute for the African Region, enlightened participants on the ecological connectivity of national waters and seas in areas beyond national.

Africa is endowed with substantial renewable energy resources. The region has Gigawatts of hydropower capacity, Megawatt of geothermal potential and abundant biomass, solar and significant wind potential (Karekezi and Ranja, ). The renewable energy resource potential in.

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Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than metres ( feet) of the Zambezi River separates the two. Springtime West African rainfall. While the majority of West African rainfall studies have focused on summer, springtime rainfall (March–June) is critically important in the southern portion of the region, including the Gulf of Guinea coast and Equatorial West Africa.

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Ocean surface temperature was forced by these surface energy fluxes and by the flux associated with an additional restoring term that kept the simulated SSTs close to modern-day SSTs.

In the subsequent ocean model simulation for 6 ka, the heat flux associated with the temperature restoring term was added as a prescribed flux correction. The economy of Africa consists of the trade, industry, agriculture, and human resources of the ofapproximately billion people were living in 54 countries in Africa.

Africa is a resource-rich continent. Recent growth has been due to growth in sales in commodities, services, and manufacturing. West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa in particular, are.

The region faces daunting energy security and access challenges. Yet West African countries have increasingly harmonised their various plans and policies to take advantage of the region’s vast renewable energy potential, with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) providing a key co-ordination framework.

1 week ago Nigerian-Canadian mom writes inspirational children’s book about legendary Queen Idia of generate renewable energy from ocean waves.

in the West African region, its domestic. 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Further to the evaluation of the development of ocean energy technologies, as reported in the IEA-OES report, Review and Analysis of Ocean Energy Systems, Development and Supporting Policies, [1], additional evaluation of the technologies and their development status was carried out during and   • Indonesia is a country with three quarter of the area is ocean, has 49 GW recognized potential ocean energy and has GW theoretical potential ocean energy.

33 4. Global PotentialGlobal Potential Global potential Form Annual generation Tidal energy > TWh Ocean current power > TWh Osmotic power (Salinity gradient) 2, TWh Ocean. Hydropower is an important renewable source of energy because it plays an important role in the region’s energy system and its development.

However, as ofin Eastern Africa less than 10% of its potential has been developed and Africa generally has the lowest annual per capita consumption in the world ( kWh).

His most recent book, African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa (Princeton University Press, ), is a comprehensive study of polity and religion during the region’s iconic moment, and was awarded the African Studies Association’s Book Prize (formerly the Herskovits Book Award), and the American.

As of September the position of Regional Coordinator for the West African region was established. While the Regional Coordinator, Noémie Simon, is seated in the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Accra, Ghana, she is also frequently present for business in the surrounding countries.

Briefly, the South African coast can be split into four major marine ecoregions and their respective inshore zones that are produced by the two contrasting ocean currents (i.e. the warm Agulhas on. Anglophone Africa includes five countries in West Africa (The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and the most populous African country Nigeria, as well as a part of Cameroon) that are separated by Francophone countries, South Sudan, and a large continuous area in Southern Africa and the African Great Lakes.; Arabophone Africa includes the four most populous Arabic-speaking countries (Egypt.

Ocean that flows along the east coastline of the United States, and therefore is of particular interest as a potential energy resource for the United States. This project created a national database of ocean current energy resources to help advance awareness and market penetration in ocean current energy resource assessment.

Senegal: A West African Leader on the Rise By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor on Although they are located 1,Km from each other, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal vie for the place of economic leader in West Africa, with a slight advantage for the former which, thanks to its leading economic capital Abidjan, was able to attract many.

potential engagement for additional research and scoping on West African coastal climate impacts. SOCIAL AND BIOPHYSICAL COASTAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Climate Observations and Modeling: Over recent decades, efforts to build a base of information on climate change impacts and future projections in West Africa have focused on the Sahel.

Much less. Nairobi, Kenya — The East African region is leading the continent’s charge to embrace renewable energy, including solar, geothermal and wind power. Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda are investing heavily in these forms of clean energy and moving away traditional hydropower sources as demand for power continues to surge and economies grow.

Countries lying on the Great Rift Valley. ocean energy at offshore levels of up to 45 kW/m annual average and inshore levels reaching 30 kW/m annual average, mainly along the SW coasts, and reducing to probably about 10kW/m annual average, after conversion.

5. Potential converted wave power along the RSA coast, allowing for other constraints, probably totals 8 to 10 MW.The US Energy Picture – Figure 1 OCEAN ENERGY The frontispiece suggests that some environmentalists are beginning to discover the potential of ocean energy.

Other groups are also beginning to recognize the potential of ocean energy – the state of Oregon has declared September as Wave Energy Week, and there has.From West Africa to South Africa and everywhere in between there are massive quantities of natural resources contained within the continent’s interior.

Even though the world is fueled by commodity consumption, there is so much natural wealth on the continent that a great deal of it is as yet unused - the deposits are so abundant that some of.

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