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Zekirija Idrizi1, Isak Idrizi2 and Kujtim Zena1

Affiliation(s)

1. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Hasan Prishtina University, Prishinë 10000, Kosova;
2. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Mother Teresa University, Shkup 1000, Macedonia

ABSTRACT

With the continuous growing of population and the economical needs in the Balkan region, as in the whole world, the need for new energy resources is getting more reasonable than ever. Considering the nowadays exponential growth in development of the renewable energy sources, in this paper, a comparison of the hydropower energy capacities with the wind and solar energy sources, in the territory of Kosova is generally presented. Today, the territory of Kosova, has 1,513 MW installed capacity of electricity, which is generated from two thermo-power plants KOSOVA A and KOSOVA B. This energy generation capacity is proved to be insufficient for meeting the entire electricity needs of the 2 million population and the overall economical development. In this paper, a specific attention is given to the electricity generation by the renewable energy sources as the wind and hydropower. A specific emphasis is given to the combination of hydropower with wind power, in Kosova, as a optimal solution for the generation of the renewable energy sources. In this paper, a concrete idea for combining the ZHUR hydro-powerplant system with the numerous wind turbines is given, which could be placed in the near zone of this hydropower-plant. In combination, these electricity regenerators would promise a more reliable energy source, and contribute to the fulfilment of the overall electricity requirements of Kosova.

KEYWORDS

Hydropower, wind turbines, renewable energy, Zhur Hydropower plant.

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