A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Energy transition roadmap towards 100% renewable energy and role of storage technologies for Pakistan by 2050

Publication Details

Authors: Sadiqa Ayesha, Gulagi Ashish, Breyer Christian

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication year: 2018

Language: English

Related journal or series: Energy

Journal acronym: Energy

Volume number: 147

Start page: 518

End page: 533

Number of pages: 16

ISSN: 0360-5442

eISSN: 1873-6785

JUFO level of this publication: 3

Social media address: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322289944_Energy_transition_roadmap_towards_100_renewable_energy_and_role_of_storage_technologies_for_Pakistan_by_2050

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


main aim of this study is to present an energy transition roadmap for
Pakistan in which the total energy demand by 2050 is met by electricity
generated via renewable sources, in particular, solar photovoltaic.
Efforts have been made to assess the energy and cost required for the
transition towards a sustainable energy supply covering the demand for
power, desalination and industrial gas sectors. Hourly resolved model
was used and optimization was carried out for each time period
(transition is modeled in 5-year steps) on the basis of assumed costs
and technological status till 2050 for all energy technologies involved.
Solar PV dominates the installed technologies and contributes 92.7% and
96.6% in power and integrated scenarios. Seawater desalination sector
dominates the integrated scenario and clean water demand is found to be
2.8·10¹¹ by 2050. The levelised cost of electricity declines from 106.6
€/MWh in 2015 to 46.2 €/MWh in 2050 in power scenario. In country-wide
scenario, gas storage rules from 2040 to 2050 in terms of total storage
capacities while battery storage is prominent in terms of storage
output. The results indicates the 100% renewable system as cost
competitive and least cost option for Pakistan's future energy

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