Prospects for Pump Storage HPP in Macedonia

Cingoski, Vlatko and Andonov-Chento, Ilija and Nikolov, Igor (2017) Prospects for Pump Storage HPP in Macedonia. In: SIMTERM - 2017, 17-20 Oct 2017, Sokobanja, Srbija.

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The necessity of the development of new pump storage HPP in the Republic of Macedonia, mostly in the context of the liberalization of the energy market, was considered as a priority in the country’s energy policy due to the following reasons: (1) Macedonia has favorable topography and geology for construction of pump storage HPP, (2)Favorable geographical position and sufficient regional electricity interconnections, especially with countries with dominant thermal power generation, and (3)Large potential for inclusion of newly developed renewable energy sources with stochastic nature of generation, in particular PV, wind, solar and small HPP.

Although, the technical feasibility for the development of pump storage HPP was proven, the past feasibility analyses questioned their economic viability and led to somehow wrong conclusions that the Macedonian Power System itself is well balanced even without any pump storage HPP. However, taking
into account the above mentioned reasoning, nowadays new opportunities emerged for investigation and construction of these power projects. The aim of this paper is to give a general outlook of the several possible sites for development of pump storage HPP in Macedonia, and to briefly discuss one of them as the most promising site.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Civil engineering
Engineering and Technology > Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Vlatko Cingoski
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2017 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 10:45

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