South Africa - Power Pool Renewable Energy Zones Wind

This spatial vector dataset shows areas of identified high quality potential for wind development divided into large contiguous areas called "zones." This dataset contains zones for the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP). This is one of many products resulting from a study led by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) identifying wind and solar renewable energy zones for the Africa Clean Energy Corridor (ACEC). For each zone identified, multiple siting criteria were estimated, including the total and component levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), average capacity factor, distance to nearest grid infrastructure, distance to the nearest load center, average population density.

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Author Grace C. Wu, Ranjit Deshmukh
Last Updated May 16, 2018, 18:12 (UTC)
Created March 26, 2017, 21:25 (UTC)
Topic Renewable energy; Resource assessments; Wind
Country Angola; Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Lesotho; Mozambique; Malawi; Namibia; Eswatini; Tanzania, United Republic of; South Africa; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Region Africa
Status Complete
Coordinate Reference System WGS84
Published year 2015
End date 2015
Group ACEC RE Zones