Modeling of electricity savings in the Danish household sector using Balmorel

Alessio Trivella, Mattia Baldini

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    Abstract

    In this paper we examine the investments in energy-efficient household appliances from an energy system perspective. We consider a set of ten appliances constituting the majority of the electricity consumption in the private household sector, and investigate whether investing in improved energy efficiency can compete with the cost of electricity
    supply from existing or new power plants. To assess the analysis, Balmorel, a linear optimization model for heat and power sectors,
    has been extended in order to assess the best possible investments in more efficient household appliances. The model is non-exclusively tested on the Danish energy system under different scenarios, and computational experiments show that several energy efficiency measures in the household sector should be regarded as valuable investments, while others would require some form of support to become profitable.
    The analysis also reveals the impact that changes in the Danish electricity consumption would have on the surrounding countries in terms of power system configuration and emission reduction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event4 th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency - Coimbra, Portugal
    Duration: 8 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
    http://www.uc.pt/en/org/inescc/org_scientific_events/behave2016

    Conference

    Conference4 th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency
    CountryPortugal
    CityCoimbra
    Period08/09/201609/09/2016
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    Bibliographical note

    Authors: Alessio Trivella and Mattia Baldini<br/>Extended abstract for conference (peer reviewed)<br/>Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency (in Coimbra, Portugal, September 2016)

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