Sustainable cities: modelling urban energy supply and demand

Brownsword, Richard, Pearsall, Nicola, Fleming, Paul and Powell, Jane (2005) Sustainable cities: modelling urban energy supply and demand. Applied Energy, 82 (2). pp. 167-180. ISSN 0306-2619

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A model of urban energy consumption has been developed using energy supply data and post-code information. The model simulates spatial and diurnal variations in energy demand, and also models the effect of energy-management measures and associated reductions in CO2 emissions. A linear programming optimisation module is used to identify the most cost-effective measures to achieve specified CO2 or energy reduction-targets. When combined with data from an associated attitudinal survey, the model can be used to assess the potential for CO2 reduction in the urban environment.

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Additional Information: Paper presents the model developed within the EPSRC project GR/L04863 Sustainable City: Assessment and Management of Urban Energy Demand. The EPSRC assessment was “Significant Contribution”. Project was led by Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, with three partner universities and the active involvement of Leicester City Council. Northumbria was responsible for input to the study regarding photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies. Representative of the work of the research group relating to the incorporation of solar energy in the energy supply portfolio.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy-Supply and demand, Power resources, Sustainable development
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2008 11:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:06

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