The book provides an updated coverage of key topics involved in integrated resource planning (IRP), also called least-cost planning. IRP in comparison with conventional power can provide the same energy services at a lower societal cost and with reduced environmental impacts. The history and basics of IRP is presented. The link between IRP and the environment is characterized in terms of impacts and cost-effectiveness. The book also features detailed chapters on IRP modelling, energy-efficient technologies, and international experience, including Eastern Europe and developing countries. The book is intended for researchers, specialists and electric utility staff involved in energy planning, electricity conservation, demand-side management and environmental planning.
Table of ContentsPreface. I: Introduction. An Introduction to Integrated Resource Planning; A.T. de Almeida. II: IRP and the Environment. IRP, DSM and the Environment; V.A. Rabl. Economic Valuation of External Costs of Fuel Cycles. Testing the Benefit Transfer Approach; S. Navrud. Modelling Externalities: Cost-Effectiveness of Reducing Environmental Impacts; U.R. Fritsche. Development of an Integrated Resource Planning Model for the Evaluation of Emission Reduction Measures on the Supply and End User Level; M. Wietschel, H.-D. Haasis, O. Rentz. Climate Change, Windows, Lighting, and Cooling; A.H. Rosenfeld. III: IRP Modelling. New Developments in Integrated Planning Models; A. Jahn. Powerplan: an Interactive Simulation Tool to Explore Electric Power Planning Options; H.J.M. de Vries, R.M.J. Benders. Dealing with Uncertainty in Integrated Electricity Planning; M. Castillo-Bonet. The Main Problem for DSM Options Analysis: the Need for Valuable Data; E. Golvano. Distribution Load Modelling for Demand Side Management and End-Use Efficiency; C. Álvarez, A. Gabaldón. IV: Energy-Efficient Technologies. New Developments in Energy-Efficient Electric Motor Drive Systems; A.T. de Almeida. Advanced Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems: Progress and Potential; E. Mills, M.A. Piette. New Loads in Office Buildings: Opportunities for Improving Efficiency of Office Equipment; J. Roturier, J.P. Harris. Energy Efficient Domestic Appliances Analyses and Field Tests; J.S. Nørgård, A. Gydesen. Alternatives to Compressor Cooling in Residences; H. Feustel, A.T. de Almeida, C. Blumstein. Minimization of Losses in Transmission and Distribution Systems; G.J. Anders. Voltage/Distribution Optimization; N.H.M. Hofmeester, C.J. van de Water. Energy Technology Research and Development Investment Analysis; W. Fulkerson. R&D Needs: Summary and Highlights of Discussion Sessions; T.R. Schneider. V: International Experience. The Electric Power Industry Structure and Integrated Resource Planning; A. Verbruggen. Low Electricity Europe; J.S. Nørgård, P.S. Nielsen, J. Viegand. Demand-Side Management in the U.S.: Do we have all the Answers? V.A. Rabl. The German Electricity Supply Companies as Partners for Energy Services Concepts, Activities, and Results; J. Grawe. Electricity Conservation Programmes and Planning in Italy; F. Cipriani. Demand Management; R. Derks. Electricity Reform in the NIS: a Recommended Approach; T.D. Davis. Challenges and Potential or Integrated Resource Planning in Developing Countries; P. Meier. Introducing Energy-Efficient Technologies in Developing Countries; A.J. Gadgil. Index.