Strategies for Electricity with Zero Carbon Emissions at 2050 using the water
Management at Mallorca-Menorca Electric system

Andreu Moià-Pol, Vincent Canals and Víctor Martínez-Moll




Energy import dependence in Mallorca and Menorca Islands is about the 97%. The periods of drought creates water problems and increase the energy consumption, some Island’s need as well to import water. The increase in energy and water consumption, in CO2 emissions due to increase
of the population and the tourism, is not an environmentally and economically a sustainable scenario for the climate change. The aim of this study is to identify strategies to reduce energy electric
consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, designing a target scenario featuring "zero CO2 emissions" and "100% renewable energies" with the water management. The CO2 emissions and
water consumption in the Balearic Islands studied will be used in this study. The results show possible strategies and infrastructure changes than can reduce the CO2 emissions to zero and find out future net zero energy scenarios with the water consumption.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 587-590 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 402-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.402 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Andreu Moià-Pol, Vincent Canals and Víctor Martínez-Moll
Energy Engineering Research Group (GREEN). Physics Department, Universitat de les Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain

Key word

Hydropower, Renewable energy, Desalination, Zero Carbon Emissions.


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