SPLTRAK Abstract Submission
Strategies for implementing of Very Large Scale Solar and  Wind power plants in the Gobi desert for the Northeast Asia  regional energy market
Enebish Namjil1& Keiichi Komoto2
1Institute of Physics and Technology, Mongolian Academy of Science, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
/2Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Northeast Asian countries are cooperating on development of cost-effective regional energy supply through renewable energy market integration and advanced technologies of ultra-high capacity DC and AC transmission network and innovative grid integration solutions of renewable energy. Results of the more than 20 years study of the IEA PVPS Task 8 by international research team consisted of experts from industries, international organisations and non-government organisations of IEA member and non-member countries, including Mongolia has showed that the Gobi desert area of Mongolia is one of the most suitable places for establishment of the Very Large Scale Photovoltaic (VLS-PV) power generation plants. Gobi desert of Mongolia is characterized with abundant solar and wind energy resources and has vast arid and semi-arid plate land territory with very low population, low temperature, dry climate and high wind speed, which are additional big advantages for development of the VLS-PV, as well as Very Large Scale Wind Farms (VLS-PV&WF). The results of the latest studies on the strategies for practical realization of Northeast Asian Super grid by utilizing Mongolia’s vast renewable energy resources are discussed in this paper.