Description of electricity generation technologies

Release date: 2017-02

This chapter describes the eight electricity generation technologies considered in this publication by illustrating the basic principles behind each form of electricity generation, the conventional sub-types for each technology, as well as their common application and specific technological characteristics. Lastly, it will outline certain characteristics of power plants for each technology, which were assumed to be found most commonly32 in the MENA region as primary reference to obtain the attribute values.