Application of renewable energy in health care industries in Sultanate of Oman

Ali Alawi, M. Ramaswamy, Holger Gutgesell, Farooq Al Jahwari

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ملخص

In Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Health, (MOH) which is responsible for providing comprehensive health services to the people of Oman, has achieved substantial progress during the last three decades. All hospitals are equipped with latest available technology in the world. A typical hospital consists of many-sophisticated equipment ranging from syringe pumps to CT scan. Hospital needs strict indoor environment and falls in the high-energy consumption industry category. It is a known fact that buildings are responsible for around a third of energy consumption and all hospitals in Oman use conventional energy. A hospital of approximately 250-bed capacity needs 3000 to 3500 KW of electrical load in addition to the fuels used for boilers and medical waste treatment plants. Energy consumption for a typical hospital in Oman accounts for 10% of the running budget of the hospital. Therefore there is great potential to use renewable energy in health care industries at Oman. In this paper feasibility study to use renewable energy in health care industries is discussed in detail with few case studies and conclusions based on the studies are reported. Methodology to implement the proposal, subject of the availability of funds, is summarized. Conclusions based on the study are listed in this paper.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)41-47
عدد الصفحات7
دوريةInternational Journal of COMADEM
مستوى الصوت19
رقم الإصدار2
حالة النشرPublished - أبريل 2016

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