GL Garrad Hassan Develops Wind Map of Lebanon

Lebanon is planning to generate 12 percent of its electricity from renewable energies in 2020 according to official reports. To support an emergent wind industry in the country, GL Garrad Hassan has developed a wind map of Lebanon. This map is part of GL Garrad Hassan’s global resource mapping range which includes wind maps for Great Britain, India, Turkey, and France.

The wind map was produced as part of the United Nations Development Programme and Spanish Government funded “Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon” (CEDRO). The CEDRO project was established in 2007 to provide a renewable energy and end user energy efficiency component to complement the national power sector reform strategy in the country, as part of the government’s recovery, reconstruction and reform activities.

GL Garrad Hassan’s wind map provides information to all potential stakeholders about the available wind resource at any given location across Lebanon, and therefore the potential for wind farm development. Joel Manning, wind resource expert at GL Garrad Hassan, said “We are proud to have played such a pivotal role in this project. When the remaining building blocks required for the wind industry are in place in Lebanon, we have real hope that wind energy could make a significant contribution towards the country’s 2020 target.”

About GL Garrad Hassan

GL Garrad Hassan is one of the world’s largest dedicated renewable energy consultancies and a recognised technical authority on the subject. It offers independent technical and engineering services, products, and training courses to the onshore and offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the GL Garrad Hassan name is new, the company has a rich heritage. It is borne of the integration of specialist companies that, united, form the renewable energy consulting division of the GL Group. GL Garrad Hassan is a consulting company; it has no equity stake in any device or project. This rule of operation is central to its philosophy, something which sets it apart from many of its competitors.


Source: gl-group, February 18, 2011