Climate conditions of the "el Nino" phenomenon for a hydro-eolic complementarity project in peru

N. Leonardo Castillo, Arturo Ortega, Jaime E. Luyo

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Northern Peru is threatened by the consequences of a natural phenomenon called "El Nino", mainly during the months of December to April. In the summer of 2017, this event reported strong climatic variations with intense rains, increasing the water levels of the Chira and Piura rivers, filling the Poechos reservoir, together with flooding and mudding. However, from an energetic perspective, these climatic alterations have a strong potential to increase the availability of the wind and hydro renewable energies in northern Peru. This work performs an evaluation of the hydro-eolic complementarity as part of the sustainability of energy systems. The study includes evaluation of historical records of wind velocity and water flow rates. It then evaluates correlation, analysis, and estimates the hydro and wind energy potentials generated by this phenomenon. The implications of the «El Nino» phenomenon are mostly negative. Nonetheless, it is possible to take advantage of higher wind and water flow rates with a hybrid energy system. The results obtained show a high degree of complementarity both normal and «El Nino» phenomenon condition in northern Peru.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
StatePublished - 22 May 2018

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