Current National Projects

• Integration of Renewable and Natural Gas Electricity Generation in Northern Cyprus: Economic and Environmental Analysis
To achieve the minimum-cost strategy to produce electricity in the short term (operation) and long term (capacity expansion) in Northern Cyprus. To advance an optimal power generation mix and minimize environmental costs through computational tools, namely Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming (SDDP), OptGen, and Time Series Lab (TSL).

• Toward the Green Power System in Northern Cyprus
This study aims to develop an optimal model by simulating different cost-effective scenarios (state-of-the-art) to displace thermal power plants with the integration of Pumped-storage hydropower (PSH) into the Northern Cyprus power system.

• Biogas
Sustainable development of biogas technology for energy production via the use of animal waste, predominantly chicken and cow waste, is assessed. To produce the methane gas for generating electricity with an attempt to build a financially viable economically sustainable and environmentally friendly project in Northern Cyprus.

• Water
To assess the cost of sewage water treatment and the benefits that the treated water can bring to indigenous crops growing in Cyprus. Particularly, sludge sewage water desalination is use in farming(agriculture) - or poultry(cattle).

• Wine Production
The preference of Cypriot is key in determining the market demand and elasticity for local production of wine. Locally produced wine may have more demand when it is offered at higher quality and at a reasonable price, underpinning consumer surplus. In addition, collective or synchronized production of grapes is required to increase the quality and quantity of the wine produced locally. Thus, the study estimates the willingness of the farmers to participate in collective wine production.

Current International Projects

• Road
To investigate the factors that cause accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the Accra-Tema motorway in Ghana. To explore the users’ attitudes towards the road toll levies on the Accra-Tema motorway and factors that influence their attitudes towards toll levying.

• Water
To assess the cost-benefit analysis of water treatment projects in Ghana and the benefits of having quality drinking water with specific reference to the Asutsuare Water Treatment Plant.

Team Members of the Center
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ağa, Director
Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehrshad Radmehr, Deputy Director
Prof. Dr. Majid Hashemipour, Advisor
Prof. Dr. Glenn Jenkins, Advisor
Asst. Prof. Dr. Asil Azimli, Member
Dr. Ali Shefik, Member
Arash Peykanfar, Research Assistant
Amin Sardari, Research Assistant
Osaid Shamleh, Teaching Assistant