Assessment of the Current Potential of Hydropower for Water Damming in Poland in the Context of Energy Transformation

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dc.contributor.author Igliński, Bartłomiej
dc.contributor.author Krukowski, Krzysztof
dc.contributor.author Mioduszewski, Jarosław
dc.contributor.author Pietrzak, Michał Bernard
dc.contributor.author Skrzatek, Mateusz
dc.contributor.author Piechota, Grzegorz
dc.contributor.author Wilczewski, Sebastian
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-28T10:23:53Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-28T10:23:53Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Energies, 15(3), 922, 2022, pp.1-32.
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030922
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/6693
dc.description This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydropower in the East European Region: Challenges and Opportunities
dc.description.abstract The present paper indicates that hydropower, including small hydropower plants (SHPs), may play a very important role in Poland’s energy transformation in the near future. The development of SHPs may also increase water resources in the steppe Poland. Additionally, the aim of the present research is to conduct the PEST analysis of SHPs in Poland, taking into account the SHP potential. For the first time, maps showing the power and location of potential SHPs on the existing dams in Poland are presented. SHPs should be an important element of energy transition in Poland, especially on a local scale—it is stable energy production. Our analysis shows that there are 16,185 such dams in Poland, while the total capacity of potential hydropower plants in Poland would be 523.6 MW, and the total number of new jobs is estimated at 524. It was calculated that the annual avoided carbon dioxide emissions will amount to 4.4 million tons, which will reduce Poland’s emissions by 1.4%. The construction of SHPs can bring significant environmental and economic benefits. As far as the PEST analysis is concerned, the political environment of SHPs in Poland can be described as unfavorable (2.86 points). The economical nature of PEST analysis (3.86 points) should be considered as friendly for the development of SHPs. The social nature of PEST analysis can be considered as neutral (3.36 points). The technological nature of the PEST analysis can be considered as neutral (3.21 points).
dc.description.sponsorship UMK.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.relation.ispartofseries 15;922
dc.rights CC0 1.0 Universal
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dc.subject hydropower
dc.subject small hydropower plants
dc.subject energy transformation
dc.subject water retention
dc.subject PEST analysis
dc.subject renewable energy
dc.title Assessment of the Current Potential of Hydropower for Water Damming in Poland in the Context of Energy Transformation
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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