Siting is considered as an important crosscutting issue for all power plants and it plays a big role in forming the nature and geographic distribution of these plants. Zafarana was selected from the Egyptian government to have the biggest wind farm in the country with a capacity of 545 MW. However, it is located in one of the ambitious new development mega projects for the development of Gulf of Suez and Galala city which is a part of the Egyptian government strategy for 2030. This paper discusses feasibility of a proposal for introducing hybrid wind and nuclear power plant in Zafarana site. It describes different siting considerations for wind farms and also the nuclear power plants in general. According to different studies Zafarana has a high seismic risk. New trend in the world for use the seismic isolated foundations, which was implemented in 6 nuclear power plants for reduction of seismic risk and reducing the construction cost of the NPP. It can be concluded that the proposal of siting hybrid wind and NPP power plants in Zafarana is feasible and can be studied as one of the potential sites from the technical, environmental point of view. More investigation should be done in the seismic risk reduction
Siting, Hybrid, Nuclear, Wind, Zafarana
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Sherif Algohary, Aly I. M. Aly. (2018) A Proposal for Using Zafarana Area for Siting οf A Hybrid Wind and Nuclear Power Plant in Egypt. International Journal of Renewable Energy Sources, 3, 10-19
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