https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/issue/feed International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management 2020-07-01T20:43:32+02:00 Poul Alberg Østergaard poul@plan.aau.dk Open Journal Systems <p>The IJSEPM is an international interdisciplinary journal in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management combining engineering and social science within Energy System Analysis, Feasibility Studies and Public Regulation.<br><br>The journal focuses on:</p> <p>- <span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: #333333;">Energy System analysis of the transition to sustainable energy systems. 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Other work address power-to-gas technology, pine needles as a source of biomass in Himalaya and finally how adaptive pricing can impact electricity demand and thus energy system performance.</p> 2020-06-26T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3426 Energy efficiency in the building sector: a combined middle-out and practice theory approach 2020-07-01T08:14:54+02:00 Katharina Reindl katharina.reindl@iiiee.lu.se Jenny Palm jenny.palm@iiiee.lu.se <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">The building sector in Sweden and Europe is a major energy consumer, accounting for around 40% of total energy use. It is a challenge to optimize available technical and social strategies for the fragmented construction industry. Professionals such as architects and different building engineers play a crucial role in the technology adoption process.</span></p> <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">This study aims to contribute to the understanding of how and why energy efficiency and saving measures are implemented by different professionals. The paper combines perspectives focusing the “the middle” in an organisation and social practice theory (SPT) to develop a framework which can be used to enhance the understanding of how and why energy efficiency measures are adopted in building processes. By combining these theoretical perspectives it is possible to arrive at a deeper understanding of what needs to be changed in the planning and management process to achieve a highly energy efficient renovation.</span></p> 2020-04-22T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3661 Spatial analysis of renewable-based hybrid district heating possibilities in a Hungarian rural area 2020-07-01T08:14:54+02:00 Béla Munkácsy munkacsy.bela@ttk.elte.hu Csaba Csontos csontos.csaba@ttk.elte.hu Tamás Soha tamas.soha@ttk.elte.hu Ádám Harmat adam.harmat@wwf.hu José Campos zeca@caesar.elte.hu Gábor Csüllög gcsullog@caesar.elte.hu <p>This paper investigates the possibilities of establishing renewable-based “hybrid district heating” (HDH) applications in a peripheral rural area of Hungary, the <em>Bükkalja</em>. This particular region struggles with energy poverty, severe import dependency and serious air pollution. Considering natural and social capabilities, Danish and Austrian experiences, potential sites for rural district heating developments were examined. Door-to-door field surveys, residential heat demand, GIS-based renewable energy potential calculations, detailed supply-demand and statistical analysis were applied to reveal HDH possibilities. Most of the results have a tight correlation with the Heat Roadmap Europe’s relevant values (PETA 4.3), however, in case of suggestions, there are considerable differences. The outcomes also highlight that current biomass utilization far exceeds the sustainability limits within the area. The screening proves that the capabilities of seven rural settlements are suitable for HDH developments. This investigation supports the decision-making process and its proposed projects could play a significant role in the local energy transition. This study underlines that rural HDH developments could have the same relevance as similar projects in urban circumstances.</p> 2020-04-22T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3247 Generation expansion planning for high-potential hydropower resources: The case of the Sulawesi electricity system 2020-07-01T08:14:54+02:00 Lesnanto Multa Putranto lesnanto@ugm.ac.id <p>To ensure sustainable development, the generation expansion planning (GEP) should meet the electricity demands in the specify time horizon. The GEP will determine the type and capacity of generator units to meet with the minimum cost, required reserve margin and energy balance. In this paper, a GEP to minimize the cost by considering the high penetration hydro energy potential was carried out in Sulawesi electricity region. GEP optimization is done by finding the minimum total cost value that is done through WASP-IV. There were two approaches for conducting the optimization that are regional balanced and resources-based approaches. The effect of renewable energy plant, especially the hydro energy, can be seen through a resource-based scenario, where the generating units were priories installed close to the energy source location. On the other hand, the regional balanced approach would install the generating units close to the load center. This paper compared the results of regional balance to the resource-based scenarios. The results show that resource-based approach can achieve a renewable energy power plant mix of up to 30%. The regional balance scenario total costs were $ 9.83 billion in low projection electricity demand and $ 13.57 billion in high projection electricity demand. On the other hand, the resource-based scenario total costs were $ 9.54 billion in low projection electricity demand and $ 13.38 billion high projection electricity demand.</p> 2020-04-22T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3388 The role of inter-organizational innovation networks as change drivers in commercialization of disruptive technologies 2020-07-01T20:43:32+02:00 Zoltán Csedő zoltan.csedo@uni-corvinus.hu Máté Zavarkó mate.zavarko@uni-corvinus.hu <p>Power-to-gas (P2G) technology is an emerging disruptive solution for renewable electricity integration and energy storage. Two significant challenges of its commercialization are the perceived risks associated to its scalability and the cost-benefit ratio of P2G versus other innovative energy storage technologies. Its emerging regulatory and business environment significantly limit the accuracy of the financial models, as well.</p> <p>In our research we have examined how inter-organizational networks and innovation management could contribute to the commercialization of the technology in spite of the above mentioned challenges. We performed action research between 2016-2019 at Hungarian technology developer startup Power-to-Gas Hungary Kft.</p> <p>Our research results show that dyad-level open innovation led to a significant opportunity to make new steps towards the commercialization of the disruptive technology. Because of the exploitative characteristics of the market environment and emerging regulatory framework we identified significant needs for complementary resources that would drive successful commercialization. We found that inter-organizational P2G innovation networks and their role in shaping further innovation and the establishment of regulatory sandbox models might be essential to overcome barriers of commercialization of this disruptive technology.</p> 2020-06-26T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/3674 Study of grid integrated biomass-based hybrid renewable energy systems for Himalayan terrain 2020-07-01T20:43:30+02:00 Prashant Malik prashantmalik04@yahoo.in Mamta Awasthi awasthi66@gmail.com Sunanda Sinha sunandasinha123@gmail.com <p>Unutilized pine needles are not only a significant issue of environmental hazards like recurrent forest fires and green house gas emission but also a wastage of resources. The pine needles can be used efficiently for electricity generation. In the present study, simulation research on a grid-connected, sustainable, biomass based hybrid energy system was conceived to examine the feasibility in the western Himalayan territory, and locally available abundant pine needle is used as biomass resource with solar and wind resources as a fuel. The Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources (HOMER) software is used to model three distinct configurations of hybrid systems, PV/BM/Grid, PV/BM/WT/Grid, and only Grid for feeding electricity to selected educational building loads currently run by state grid. The analysis found that PV/BM/Grid has the lowest cost of energy 0.102 $/unit with TNPC $42081 and 83% renewable fraction at 0% capacity shortage. The environmental analysis shows that the proposed system will save around 27815 kg CO<sub>2</sub>/year (equated to the diesel-only system). The outcomes are found to be very pertinent to policy creators, hybrid system designers, and investors in the field of biomass-based hybrid renewable energy systems.</p> 2020-06-26T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/4304 A planning perspective on Hydropower Development in the Indian Himalayan Region 2020-07-01T20:43:22+02:00 Manoj Kumar Singh nhpcmanoj@rediffmail.com <p>The Indian Power Sector(IPS) is under gradual transition from over-reliant fossil fuel (62%) to Sustainable Energy Source(SES), primarily to achieve targets of SDGs and the Paris Agreement to base 40% of the total power generation capacity on non-fossil fuel resources by 2030. In this context, the solar power generation is on the fast-track whereas, hydropower development is lagging behind due to various reasons causing time and cost escalation, hence the sustainability of IPS in terms of flexibility and reliability in integration with other Renewable Energy Source will remain a challenge. With this concern, the focus of this study is to (i) analyze and prioritize the hydropower potential (HPP) in the Indian Himalayan Region, (ii) identify the prime constraints in the way of hydropower development and (iii) discuss the way-forward for sustainable planning of hydropower development whilst appropriately managing time &amp; cost over-runs including socio-environmental concerns. The methodology involves literature review and analysis of secondary data about IPS, hydropower resources and project-specific risks prevalent in ongoing HEPs in India. The result shows that the Indian Himalayan Region has enough (73%) balance HPP in 12 different States; sustainable harnessing of which requires<br>proper addressing of the prime constraints viz., multiple public consultations in clearance process, litigations, high investment, socio-political and contractual issues, mainly through procedural reforms by the State Governments which have constitutional right over land and water in the federal structure of India. The finding of study will be useful for planning process of entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers in the direction to achieve the target of SES beyond India’s Nationally Determined Contribution.</p> 2020-06-30T09:56:20+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/4293 Design of an Incentive-based Demand Side Management Strategy for Stand-Alone Microgrids Planning 2020-07-01T20:43:28+02:00 Juan Carlos Oviedo Cepeda juan.oviedo@correo.uis.edu.co Arash Khalatbarisoltani$ arash.khalatbarisoltani@uqtr.ca Loic Boulon loic.boulon@uqtr.ca German Alfonso Osma Pinto gealosma@uis.edu.co Cesar Antonio Duarte Gualdron cedagua@uis.edu.co Javier Enrique Solano Martinez jesolano@uis.edu.co <p>Demand Side Management Strategies (DSMSs) can play a significant role in reducing installation and operational costs, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), and enhance renewable energy utilization in Stand-Alone Microgrids (SAMGs). Despite this, there is a paucity in literature exploring how DSMS affects the planning of SAMGs. This paper presents a methodology to design an incentive-based DSMS and evaluate its impact on the planning phase of a SAMG. The DSMS offers two kinds of incentives, a discount in the flat tariff to increase the electrical energy consumption of the users, and an extra payment added to the fare to penalize it. The design of the methodology integrates the optimal energy dispatch of the energy sources, the tariff design, and its sizing. In this regard, the main contribution of this paper is the design of an incentive-based DSMS using a Disciplined Convex approach, and the evaluation of its potential impacts over the planning of SAMG. The methodology also computes how the profits of the investors are modified when the economic incentives vary. A study case shows that the designed DSMS effectively reduces the size of the energy sources, the LCOE, and the payments of the customers for the purchased energy.</p> 2020-06-26T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/4477 Community participation in the renewable energy sector in Tanzania 2020-07-01T20:43:24+02:00 Obadia Kyetuza Bishoge obishoge@yahoo.co.uk Godlisten Gladstone Kombe kombe.g@gmail.com Benatus Norbert Mvile benimvile@yahoo.com <p>Community participation (CP) is emphasized in the planning and implementation of the various projects and sector. Renewable energy (RE) sector like other sectors requires community participation for its effectiveness and efficiency. This review aims at exploring the community participation in the renewable sector in Tanzania. Five themes were identified for through literature review where a Seven-Step Model for comprehensive literature review was used. These themes include (i) access to information on RE resources; (ii) community awareness of the RE technologies and related policies, laws, and regulations; (iii) RE as the source of employment opportunities; and (iv) RE as an alternative to fossil fuels and for poverty alleviation. These study revealed that despite the different efforts taken by the government and other energy stakeholders the community still lack enough information and awareness about renewable energy technologies, institutional and regulatory framework. However, the interesting issue is that renewable energy sectors play an important role in providing employment opportunities to the local communities. Moreover, the use of renewable energy has contributed to poverty alleviation. For instance, hydropower has an increase in electricity supply, solar energy has improved the local households’ standard of living, education and health services. It is recommended that the government and other energy stakeholders should cooperate to provide more information and awareness of renewable energy technologies to the community. This should be accompanied by the introduction of the national policy and law which is specifically for renewable energy to enable its development.</p> <p>Community participation (CP) is emphasized in the planning and implementation of the various projects and sector. Renewable energy (RE) sector like other sectors requires community participation for its effectiveness and efficiency. This review aims at exploring the community participation in the renewable sector in Tanzania. Five themes were identified for through literature review where a Seven-Step Model for comprehensive literature review was used. These themes include (i) access to information on RE resources; (ii) community awareness of the RE technologies and related policies, laws, and regulations; (iii) RE as the source of employment opportunities; and (iv) RE as an alternative to fossil fuels and for poverty alleviation. These study revealed that despite the different efforts taken by the government and other energy stakeholders the community still lack enough information and awareness about renewable energy technologies, institutional and regulatory framework. However, the interesting issue is that renewable energy sectors play an important role in providing employment opportunities to the local communities. Moreover, the use of renewable energy has contributed to poverty alleviation. For instance, hydropower has an increase in electricity supply, solar energy has improved the local households’ standard of living, education and health services. It is recommended that the government and other energy stakeholders should cooperate to provide more information and awareness of renewable energy technologies to the community. This should be accompanied by the introduction of the national policy and law which is specifically for renewable energy to enable its development.</p> 2020-06-30T09:53:19+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management