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Comoros’s energy review for promoting renewable energy sources

Abstract : At present, energy represents a key element in the social and economic development of a territory. This is particularly true for fragile territories that are not interconnected, such as small island states. As is true for many of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) worldwide, the energy situation of the Comoros is substantially based on fossil fuel imports. The socioeconomic development of this archipelago is overwhelmingly dependent on energy security from sustainability, availability and affordability perspectives. As a forward-looking response to energy vulnerability, the deployment of renewables to diversify the generation of electricity appears to be an essential prerequisite for guaranteeing a sustainable future. Nevertheless, despite a high potential for renewable energy, only 3.8% of the electricity supply in the Comoros is provided by hydropower. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the energy situation throughout the Comoros and focuses on renewable energy opportunities to facilitate the supply of green power. This study ultimately shows that renewable energies are rarely exploited despite the powerful potential of different resources. Finally, this paper attempts to provide recommendations for the Comoros to pursue a more sustainable future.
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Jean-Philippe Praene, Ali Hamada Fakra, Fiona Bénard-Sora, Leslie Ayagapin. Comoros’s energy review for promoting renewable energy sources. Renewable Energy, 2021, 169, pp.885-893. ⟨10.1016/j.renene.2021.01.067⟩. ⟨hal-03178707⟩



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