Integrated Management Plan of the Water resources of the Nahr El Jouz focusing on the utilization of mini hydro-power
This integrated environmental initiative aims to
implement a Mini-Hydro power
plant as a step towards the mitigation of climate change and to enhance energy security. The
project is addressed in favor of the MEW (Ministry of Energy and Water)
and of the MOE (Ministry of Environment). Moreover, the technical assistance
foresees the capacity development of the Government of Lebanon and its
strengthening in terms of capacities to respond to the energy/environmental
needs of the country.
In the context of an energy system characterized by a public
monopoly, and an insufficient energy supply, the initiative foresees
the installation of a mini-hydro power plant able to provide electricity to the Governmental Hospital at the
Municipality of Tannourine. The immediate results will be the reduction of the
energy demand and the decrease of the CO2 emissions.
Moreover, the public building interested will become a permanent model for similar applications in other places.
During the elaboration of the project all the partners were
involved, i.e. the MEW, the MOE and the Municipality of Tannourine..The general
objective is to contribute to the strengthening of the entities of the Lebanese
Government interested in the development of the sector of renewable energy and
in the elaboration of a new governmental strategy for
mitigating climate change.
The specific objective is to consolidate the
role of renewable energy through the construction of a hydro power plant and
the capacity building of the competent bodies of
the Government of Lebanon. Moreover, it is expected to strengthen the role of
renewable energy in Lebanon as a tool for
reducing the environmental impact and the cost of energy at public buildings or
buildings of public utility.