Low Carbon Energy Supply for South East Europe

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference abstract in proceedings – Annual report year: 2015

  • Author: Dominkovic, Dominik Franjo

    Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

  • Author: Bačeković, I.

    Aalborg University, Denmark

  • Author: Ćosić, B.

    Adria Section of the Combustion Institute, Croatia

  • Author: Krajačić, G.

    University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Author: Pukšec, Tomislav

    University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Author: Duić, N.

    University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • Author: Markovska, N.

    Macedonian Academy of Arts and Science, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

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South East Europe consists of several smaller countries in terms of energy systems and thus,integrating energy systems of the whole region has significant benefits for all the countries included. However, as there are large differences between energy mixes of the countries included, careful energy planning needs to be carried out in order to satisfy energy needs of all the countries of the region.Due to the significant differences in geography and the climate of different parts of the region, many different technologies need to be introduced in order to have optimal, low-carbon energy mix.In this paper, steps toward the 100% renewable energy system (RES) for the year 2050 have been presented. Novelty in this paper, compared to the similar research already being carried out, is the sustainable use of biomass in 100% RES, as this is the only way in which biomass can be considered as carbon-neutral. Smart energy systems’ approach has been used in planning of 100% RES, which considers significant integration of the electrical, heating and gas sectors. Many technologies have been employed in the year 2050, but the major share is put on photovoltaics and wind energy, followed by geothermal, solar thermal, CHPs driven on biomass, hydro power and synthetic fuel technologies. Finally, it was shown that the 100% RES in the year 2050 is cheaper than the reference system, developed for the year 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts : 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Publication date2015
Pages660-660
Article numberSDEWES2014.1192
StatePublished - 2015
Event10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Conference10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Number10
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period27/09/201502/10/2015
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