ECN publication
Alternatieve elektriciteitsvoorziening in het binnenland van Suriname.
de Castro, J.F.M.; Jansen, J.C.
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 1-3-1993
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--93-016 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
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This report presents mission findings on the possibilities for introduction of cost-effective renewable sources of energy for power supply at remote locations in Suriname. The mission was fielded in March 1992 by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As renewable energy options micro hydro, photovoltaic, and wind power generation were considered. Case studies have been made of six locations with marked differences among each other as regards the energy situation. Wind power turned out not to be feasible in Suriname, while the economie potential for micro hydro is marginal at best. On the other hand, PV denotes a cost-effective option for electricity supply at several remote locations. This conclusion is corroborated, when environmental impacts are properly taken into account. The presentation of a blueprint for implementation of power electrification in the interior of Suriname concludes the report.

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