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Performance of the Dutch Energy Sector based on energy, exergy and Extended Exergy Accounting

K.J. Ptasinski, M.N. Koymans and Bart Verspagen

Energy, 2006, vol. 31, issue 15, 3135-3144

Abstract: The performance of the Dutch Energy Sector is analyzed using the Standard Exergy Analysis as well as Extended Exergy Accounting (EEA) method. Performance indicators based on energy, exergy and cumulative exergy consumption (CExC) are evaluated for three subsectors: exploitation, transformation, and distribution of energy. It is shown that performance indicators based on CExC are much lower than those based on energy and exergy concepts. The EEA method is applied for analysis of four branches: cokeries and refineries, refineries, central electricity production, and distribution and decentral electricity production. The EEA method originally proposed by Sciubba is modified by evaluating the cost-to-exergy conversion factor from the monetary value and CExC of the feedstock. It was found that the monetary equivalent of extended exergy is higher than the respective product sales. Finally, it is shown that performance indicators of selected energy branches based on extended exergy are much lower than those based on the CExC.

Keywords: Exergy analysis; Energy management; Energy policy; Environmental impact (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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