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Duurzame energieopties bij integrale verbetering van de Afsluitdijk
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 23-3-2009
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--09-012 ECN publication
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This study on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat IJsselmeergebied gives an overview and analysis of renewable energy options that are considered in five plans that suggest integral improvements for the Afsluitdijk. The renewable energy options may be developed in the framework of improvements of the Afsluitdijk that are mainly driven by safety concerns, viz. sea level rise and the need to protect the country against flooding. The options considered range from wind energy and photovoltaic power (PV) to hydro or tidal power, osmotic power based on freshwater and sea water, and production of biofuels from algae. Another option is the realisation of a pumped hydro system in the Netherlands (a so-called ‘valmeer’ in the IJsselmeer).

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