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Title: Planning energy use in Algeria : a study for the choice of energy in the domestic sector
Author: Bouchenak-Khelladi, S. M.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1983
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The purpose of this work is to study Algeria's domestic energy demand and supplies in terms of useful energy and primary energy basis over the next 25 years. It investigates how the allocation of energy resources in the Algerian economy is likely to develop under various assumptions about technical and socio-economic variables, and overall economic and energy policy. It also traces the likely developments until 2020 that would occur if no measures were taken by the government beyond these already published. This work does not concern itself with optimization although some sensitivity analysis is carried out. The aim is not to produce the 'best' policy, but to identify the probable incomes of a given set of policies and assumptions, in order to find a 'satisfactory' way to meet demand for energy in the domestic sector. This study seeks to analyse this particular sector and to relate projections of the detailed structure of this sector to the overall economic projections. Therefore, an attempt to estimate trends in energy domestic consumption and the use of hydrocarbons in Algeria has been made. This shows that the 'satisfactory' way (in the medium and long term) to satisfy demand for energy in this sector is to substitute natural gas for butane. The ground rules for the analysis are laid down in a number of different scenarios. These cover a range of possible developments including both technical and economic constraints, as well as certain policy constraints. The study demonstrates how any reluctance to introduce quickly enough appropriate alternatives deepens the difficulties affecting the economy and society's well being. In carrying out this work, some problems were encountered due to the poor quality of statistical information making it difficult to find reliable data on past trends in the economic indicators of the country.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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