The Interest of the Wind Farm of Adrar to the Southwest Network of Algeria

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Djillali Liabes University of Sidi bell abbes, ICEPS Laboratory, Algeria

2 Moulay Tahar University of Saida, ICEPS Laboratory, Algeria

Abstract

The interest in renewable energy has been increasing over the last few years, especially after global awareness regarding the hazardous effect of fossil fuel burning. Energy is the source of growth and the booster of the economic and social development of nations and people. This issue has prompted the Algerian government to adopt a new energy policy by promoting and supporting the development of the clean energy, specially the wind and solar energy. An important result of this policy is that the government intended to construct a wind farm in the southwest desert of Algeria. This paper shows the interest of this investment for the southwest region of Algeria, which is installed in Teberkine in Adrar city with an High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) connection to improve the power quality in this region without disturbing the network. The open source software  Power System Analysis Toolbox (PSAT) is used in our simulations to improve the calculations.

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