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African Renewable Electricity Profiles for Energy Modelling Database: Hydropower

Jan 07 2022


Hydropower is typically subject to strong seasonality’s, driven by rainfall patterns, snowmelt and other hydrological phenomena. Comprehensive databases of the seasonal availability of hydropower are currently unavailable to the modelling community, which hampers research efforts to assess the spatiotemporal synergies between variable renewable energy and hydropower.

IRENA’s new spatiotemporal data atlas, AfREP-Hydro (African Renewable Electricity Profiles for Energy Modelling – Hydropower), covers all existing and several hundred committed, planned and potential future hydropower plants across the African continent.
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Source: IRENA | Publications