Wind energy potential of Kosovo / von Pellumb Gjinolli
VerfasserGjinolli, Pellumb
Begutachter / BegutachterinKrenn, Andreas
UmfangVI, 73 Bl. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
HochschulschriftWien, Techn. Univ., Master Thesis, 2010
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Wind energy potential of Kosovo [2.79 mb]
Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

In this thesis named "Wind Energy Potential of Kosovo" the possible assessment of wind energy potential was discussed, through the steps which led to definition of theoretical wind energy potential and later to the realizable wind potential. In absence of real time on-site measurements, this work was conducted with the computer modeling named MM5. Although there were not any measurements done before, the results coming out from this pioneering study would contribute to have clear idea on steps to be taken, before investing in wind energy sector in Kosovo. Even though there were limitations due to lack of on-site measurements, detailed analysis took place where spatial-technical, environmental and also economical constraints were taken into consideration thus leading to a more specific study. The calculations were done for the modeled wind speeds of more than 5.5 m/s, where the possible sites were selected. These sites were selected according to Corine database and in harmony with GIS the sites that came out were helpful in determination of possible and free land for installing wind turbines. Later, the wind turbine type was selected and by this I managed to calculate how many wind turbines could be put in previously specified available land. After modeling of annual energy yield that a turbine might produce, and after adding other factors such as: inflation rate, operation and maintenance cost, cost of a turbine, it was the turn to have detailed economical study, and to have more information regarding feasibility of these turbines. The comparison criteria for estimation if whether it is feasible or not, was used the feedin tariff present for Kosovo, so the results that came out explained that with the modeled wind speed of Kosovo (5.5-5.85 m/s) it is not feasible to invest in wind energy. Last but not least also legal and procedural approaches were taken into consideration, explaining the importance of energy strategy of Kosovo and the presence and the role of Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) throughout this process.