Integrated Electricity Resource Planning by A. de AlmeidaIntegrated Electricity Resource Planning by A. de Almeida

Integrated Electricity Resource Planning

byA. de AlmeidaEditorArthur H. Rosenfeld, Jacques Roturier

Paperback | October 20, 2012

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Since the mid-seventies, electric utilities were faced with escalating construction costs, growing environmental plus siting constraints and increasing uncertainty in demand forecasting. To cope with the increasing demand for energy services, utilities can either invest in supply-side options (new generation, transmission and distribution facilities) or in demand-side options. Demand-side options include, policies, programmes, innovative pricing schemes and high-efficiency end-use equipment (equipment providing the same or better level of services but using less energy or peak power). Recent experience in both North America and Europe show that demand-side options are usually cheaper and less damaging from the environmental point of view, and also their potential can be tapped in a shorter term than other supply-side options. This workshop was directed at the discussion and analysis of cost-effective methodologies to achieve the supply of electric energy services at minimum cost and minimum environmental impact. The programme included new developments in power planning models which can integrate both supply-side and demand-side actions. Quantitative assessments of the environmental impact of different supply-demand strategies were analyzed. Planning models which deal with uncertainty and use multicriteria approaches were presented. Case studies and experiments with, innovative concepts carried out by utilities in several countries were discussed. Load modelling and evaluation of demad-side programmes was analyzed. Additionally, the potential for electricity savings in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors was presented. New research directions covering planning models, programmes and end-use technologies were identified.
Title:Integrated Electricity Resource PlanningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pagesPublished:October 20, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. I: Introduction. An Introduction to Integrated Resource Planning; A.T. de Almeida. II: IRP and the Environment. IRP, DSM and the Environment; V.A. Rabl. Economic Valuation of External Costs of Fuel Cycles. Testing the Benefit Transfer Approach; S. Navrud. Modelling Externalities: Cost-Effectiveness of Reducing Environmental Impacts; U.R. Fritsche. Development of an Integrated Resource Planning Model for the Evaluation of Emission Reduction Measures on the Supply and End User Level; M. Wietschel, H.-D. Haasis, O. Rentz. Climate Change, Windows, Lighting, and Cooling; A.H. Rosenfeld. III: IRP Modelling. New Developments in Integrated Planning Models; A. Jahn. Powerplan: an Interactive Simulation Tool to Explore Electric Power Planning Options; H.J.M. de Vries, R.M.J. Benders. Dealing with Uncertainty in Integrated Electricity Planning; M. Castillo-Bonet. The Main Problem for DSM Options Analysis: the Need for Valuable Data; E. Golvano. Distribution Load Modelling for Demand Side Management and End-Use Efficiency; C. Álvarez, A. Gabaldón. IV: Energy-Efficient Technologies. New Developments in Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Drive Systems; A.T. de Almeida. Advanced Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems: Progress and Potential; E. Mills, M.A. Piette. New Loads in Office Buildings: Opportunities for Improving Efficiency of Office Equipment; J. Roturier, J.P. Harris. Energy Efficient Domestic Appliances -- Analyses and Field Tests; J.S. Norgård, A. Gydesen. Alternatives to Compressor Cooling in Residences; H. Feustel, A.T. de Almeida, C. Blumstein. Minimization of Losses in Transmission and Distribution Systems; G.J. Anders. Voltage/Distribution Optimization;N.H.M. Hofmeester, C.J. van de Water. Energy Technology Research and Development Investment Analysis; W. Fulkerson. R&D Needs: Summary and Highlights of Discussion Sessions; T.R. Schneider. V: International Experience. The Electric Power Industry Structure and Integrated Resource Planning; A. Verbruggen. Low Electricity Europe; J.S. Nørgård, P.S. Nielsen, J. Viegand. Demand-Side Management in the U.S.: Do we have all the Answers? V.A. Rabl. The German Electricity Supply Companies as Partners for Energy Services -- Concepts, Activities, and Results; J. Grawe. Electricity Conservation Programmes and Planning in Italy; F. Cipriani. Demand Management; R. Derks. Electricity Reform in the NIS: a Recommended Approach; T.D. Davis. Challenges and Potential or Integrated Resource Planning in Developing Countries; P. Meier. Introducing Energy-Efficient Technologies in Developing Countries; A.J. Gadgil. Index.