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Suitable Sites for Wind Hydrogen Production Based on GIS-MCDM Method in Algeria

EasyChair Preprint no. 3613

7 pagesDate: June 15, 2020


Hydrogen production driven by renewable energy sources (RES) represents an attractive energy solution to global warming. This paper deals with site selection problems for wind hydrogen production and aims to propose a structural procedure for determining the suitable sites. The study area is Algeria. The methodology focuses on the combined use of geographic information systems (GIS) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), aiming to provide a decision tool for wind hydrogen production sites. The first stage excludes sites that are infeasible for wind hydrogen production, based on land use, water bodies, water ways, roads, railways, power lines, and also their buffer around these zones. The second stage weighting criteria will be chosen according to the objective to be reached, in this case they will be distance to roads, to railways, to power lines, hydrogen demand, wind hydrogen potential, digital elevation models (DEMs), and slope. Through the use of MCDM the criteria mentioned will be weighted in order to evaluate potential sites to produce hydrogen from wind energy. Analysis and calculation of the weights of these criteria will be conducted using SWING weighting method. The overlaid result map showed that 23.59 % (561,836 km2) of the study area is promising and suitable for deploying wind hydrogen farms while the most suitable areas to be in the southwest of the Algeria. It has been found that suitable lands are following the pattern of the wind hydrogen potential. The integration of the GIS with MCDM methods is a powerful tool to deal with a geographical information data and vast area as well as manipulate criteria importance towards introducing the best sites for wind hydrogen production.

Keyphrases: Algeria, Geographical Information System (GIS), hydrogen energy, MCDM method, Site Selection, wind energy

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Djilali Messaoudi and Noureddine Settou and Belkhir Negrou and Belkhir Settou and Charafeddine Mokhtara and Mohammed Amine Chetouane},
  title = {Suitable Sites for Wind Hydrogen Production Based on GIS-MCDM Method in Algeria},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3613},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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