International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm <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 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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Note:&nbsp;<a href="http://people.plan.aau.dk/~poul/EERA.pdf">CALL FOR PAPERS IJSEPM | Special Issue&nbsp; 2/2019&nbsp;on behalf of EERA Joint Programme on SMART CITIES </a></p> <p>The journal especially welcomes papers within the following three focus areas:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Energy System analysis including theories, methodologies, data handling and software tools as well as specific models and analyses at local, regional, country and/or global level.</li> <li class="show">Economics, Socio economics and Feasibility studies including theories and methodologies of institutional economics as well as specific feasibility studies and analyses.</li> <li class="show">Public Regulation and management including theories and methodologies as well as specific analyses and proposals in the light of the implementation and transition into sustainable energy systems.</li> </ul> <p>The journal is approved by the Norwegian bibliometric&nbsp;<a href="https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/KanalTidsskriftInfo.action?id=483892&amp;bibsys=false&amp;request_locale=en">Kanalregister</a>&nbsp;as well as its Danish counterpart&nbsp;<a href="http://ufm.dk/forskning-og-innovation/statistik-og-analyser/den-bibliometriske-forskningsindikator/autoritetslister">BFI</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The journal is registered/indexed in/by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.scopus.com/results/results.uri?cc=10&amp;sort=cp-f&amp;src=s&amp;st1=journal+of+sustainable+energy+planning+and+management&amp;nlo=&amp;nlr=&amp;nls=&amp;sid=AC1664C401CEF186228B39264A2A35D7.wsnAw8kcdt7IPYLO0V48gA%3a10&amp;sot=b&amp;sdt=b&amp;sl=63&amp;s=SRCTITLE%28journal+of+sustainable+energy+planning+and+management%29&amp;ss=cp-f&amp;ps=r-f&amp;editSaveSearch=&amp;origin=resultslist&amp;zone=resultslist">Scopus</a>&nbsp;(Press link to see all published articles in IJSEPM), &nbsp;<a href="https://ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com/title/1453719485125/767873">Ulrichs Web</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://doaj.org/toc/2246-2929">Directory of Open-Access Journals</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/2246-2929/">Sherpa/Romeo</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://search.datacite.org/ui?q=2246-2929">DataCite</a></p> en-US International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management 2246-2929 <p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img src="/public/site/images/admin/cc_88.png" alt=""></a></p> <p>Articles published in International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management&nbsp;are following the license&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons&nbsp;Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)</a></p> <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs (by-nc-nd). Further information about&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/about">Creative Commons</a></p> <p>Authors can archive post-print&nbsp;(final draft post-refereering) on personal websites or institutional repositories under these conditions:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Publishers version cannot be stored elsewhere but on publishers homepage</li> <li class="show">Published source must be acknowledged</li> <li class="show">Must link to publisher version</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Editorial - International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management Vol 19 https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2866 <p>This editorial introduces the 19<sup>th</sup> volume of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. The volume present work on oil and electricity use in Africa, heating and cooling demands for buildings in Algeria, spot and futures markets in the Iberian electricity markets, transportation sector energy scenarios in Indonesia and corporate willingness to adopt renewable energy sources in Nigeria.</p> Poul Alberg Østergaard ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-02-05 2019-02-05 19 1 2 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.1 Oil price and economic growth in Kenya: A trivariate simulation https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2386 <p><em>In this study, the dynamic causal relationship between oil price and economic growth in Kenya has been explored during the period from 1980 to 2015. </em><em>A trivariate Granger-causality framework that incorporates oil consumption as an intermittent variable – in an effort to address the omission-of-variable bias – has been employed. Using the newly developed ARDL bounds testing approach to co-integration and the Error-Correction Model-based Granger-causality framework, the results of the study reveal that there is distinct unidirectional Granger-causality flowing from economic growth to oil price in the study country. These results were found to apply both in the short run an in the long run. Thus, it can be concluded that in Kenya, it is the real sector that pushes oil prices up. Further, it is possible to predict oil price changes in Kenya – given the changes in economic growth.</em></p> Nicholas M Odhiambo Sheilla Nyasha ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-11 2019-01-11 19 3 12 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.2 Power Accessibility, Fossil Fuel and the Exploitation of Small Hydropower Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2437 <p>This study overviews the power status, salient barriers to adequate power access and the role of small hydropower in improving power accessibility in the region. The study notes that – over 50% of the population in 41 countries in the region have no access to electricity; the prediction of electricity access growth rate in SSA from 43% in 2016 to 59% in 2030; about 607 people, which is 90% of world’s population without access to electricity in 2030 will leave in the region and the rural areas access is below 20%; over 90% of the households in about 25 countries of SSA rely on waste, wood, and charcoal for cooking; the average grid power tariff in SSA is US$0.13 per kWh as against the range of US$0.04 to US$0.08 per kWh grid power tariffs in most parts of the developing world. Also, it was found that the sections of power supply system – generation, transmission and distribution facilities are affected by insufficient funding, poor maintenance and management and over dependence on foreign power supply technologies; and the region is endowed with huge SHP resource that is insignificantly tapped. Lack of workable SHP development framework; insufficient fund; effect of the electricity market in the region; lack of effective synergy among the stakeholders; insufficient and outdated hydrological information about SHP resources; inadequate human and manufacturing facility development were the identified factors responsible for SHP underdevelopment. Domestic development of SHP technology is required to effectively develop SHP to improve access to power in the region. This will require massive human capacity building and the use of locally soured materials and production facilities.</p> Williams S. Ebhota ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-11 2019-01-11 19 13 28 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.3 Low carbon-based energy strategy for transportation sector development https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2417 <p>This study presented the development of alternative scenarios of energy planning for the transportation sector. The case study is the transportation system of Yogyakarta Province of Indonesia. The transportation sector has the highest demand of energy among all another sector in this Province. Therefore, this sector has a very significant contribution to emit Greenhouse Gas pollutant. Four individual scenarios ware developed which are Business as Usual, Mode Change, Fuel Switch, and Efficient Vehicle. Business as Usual scenario is a reference scenario, and the last three scenarios are alternative scenarios. Also, an integrated scenario that consists of all alternative scenarios was also developed. The analysis of the projection of energy demand and Greenhouse Gas emission, in the form of CO<sub>2</sub>, NO<sub>x</sub>, and CH<sub>4</sub>, was conducted. The contribution of developed scenarios in low-carbon energy planning for the transportation sector was analyzed. Long-range Energy Alternative Planning software was utilized to simulate all developed scenarios. As an individual scenario, efficient vehicle scenario resulted in the highest reduction in energy demand. At the end of the projection period, this scenario reduced energy demand for the transportation sector by 15.82% compared to the reference scenario. Mitigation scenario that integrates all alternative scenarios reduced energy demand by 20.45% compared to the reference scenario in 2050. By implementing an efficient vehicle scenario, global warming potential can be reduced by 15.80%. The implementation of an integrated scenario reduced global warming potential by 24.76% compared to the reference scenario.</p> Lilies Setiartiti Rahmat Adiprasetya Al Hasibi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-11 2019-01-11 19 29 44 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.4 Analysis of energy consumption for Algerian building in extreme North-African climates https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2451 <p>The objective of this study is to diagnose and quantify energy consumptions of a real residential building with local materials. Three sites belong to different radiative regimes: Algiers on the southern Mediterranean shore, Tlemcen on the west and Ghardaïa in the Sahara of Algeria. The followed method is based on an approach for assessing heating and cooling energy needs, solar gains, internal lighting loads, occupants and equipment are not considered. Annual heating and cooling requirements are calculated, according to climate data from 2014. We are also interested in a technical and economic study to have a monthly and annual estimation of heating and cooling needs in kilowatt hours and Algerian money per m<sup>3</sup> (DA / m<sup>3</sup>).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The results show that this residential building is not affordable to live in. Facade walls, roof and ground are the major sources of heat losses in buildings (more than 70% of the total losses). The evaluation is devoted to adapt the construction to the region's climate. To improve the building's energy performance, it is necessary to integrate passive and active architectural concepts.&nbsp;</p> Hicham Kadraoui Tayeb Benouaz Sidi Mohammed El amine Bekkouche ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-11 2019-01-11 19 45 58 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.5 Iberian Electricity Market spot and futures prices: comovement and lead-lag relationship analysis https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/1952 <p><span lang="EN-US">Traditionally, the literature on energy prices relied on cointegration methods to study the long-run relation between spot and futures prices and correlation analysis or causality tests to observe lead-lag relationships between them. In this paper we examine the comovements and&nbsp;lead-lag&nbsp;relationships within the Iberian electricity market using the continuous wavelet transform which operates in the time-frequency domain. This analysis may allow to distinguish relations at given frequencies and given time horizons. Empirical evidence for the period from July 2007 to February 2017 suggest that correlation between spot and futures markets is positive. Moreover, this result seems to be consistent across all maturities. </span></p> Marta Ferreira Dias ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-29 2019-01-29 19 59 68 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.6 Factors influencing willingness to adopt renewable energy technologies among micro and small enterprises in Lagos State Nigeria https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/sepm/article/view/2350 <p>Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are the engine of economic growth in Nigeria. But they also contribute heavily to the climate change through their choice of energy. Mostly prefer source is the fossil fuel for electricity generation despite the growing awareness of the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by embracing renewable energy technologies across the globe. Meanwhile, MSEs accounts for a large proportion of businesses in Lagos State, Nigeria and the situation is not different. Hence, this study investigated the factors influencing willingness to adopt renewable energy technologies among the MSEs. The study surveyed 300 MSEs between January and March, 2017 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Using logit regression, the results showed that creating awareness and knowledge about renewable energy, adequate government policies, trust, peer-effect, development of renewable energy markets and technology acceptance factors (if it makes life easier, simple to use and improve the quality of work) are all positive and statistically significant in influencing the willingness to adopt renewable energy technologies among the MSEs. Cooperation between private enterprises and relevant government agencies supported by ‘political will’ is required to promote the aforementioned factors influencing the willingness to adopt RETs in Nigeria.</p> Adeyemi Oluwaseun Adepoju Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-31 2019-01-31 19 69 82 10.5278/ijsepm.2019.19.7