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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transitions for Countries with Different Climates and Renewable Energy Sources Potentials

Haichao Wang (), Giulia Di Pietro (), Xiaozhou Wu (), Risto Lahdelma (), Vittorio Verda () and Ilkka Haavisto ()
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Haichao Wang: Institute of Building Environment and Facility Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Giulia Di Pietro: Dipartimento Energia, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 2, 10129 Torino, Italy
Xiaozhou Wu: Institute of Building Environment and Facility Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Risto Lahdelma: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University School of Engineering, P.O. BOX 14100, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Vittorio Verda: Dipartimento Energia, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 2, 10129 Torino, Italy
Ilkka Haavisto: Condens Heat Recovery Oy, Puhelinkatu 12, 13110 Hämeenlinna, Finland

Energies, 2018, vol. 11, issue 12, 1-32

Abstract: Renewable energy sources (RES) are playing an increasingly important role in energy markets around the world. It is necessary to evaluate the benefits from a higher level of RES integration with respect to a more active cross-border transmission system. In particular, this paper focuses on the sustainable energy transitions for Finland and Italy, since they have two extreme climate conditions in Europe and quite different profiles in terms of energy production and demand. We developed a comprehensive energy system model using EnergyPLAN with hourly resolution for a reference year for both countries. The models include electricity, heat and transportation sectors. According to the current base models, new scenarios reflecting an RES increase in total fuel consumption have been proposed. The future shares of renewables are based on each nation’s potential. The outcomes of the new scenarios support the future national plans, showing how decarburization in an energy system can occur in relation to the European Roadmap 2030 and 2050. In addition, possible power transmission between Italy and Finland were investigated according to the vision of an integrated European energy system with more efficient cross-border activities.

Keywords: renewable energy sources (RES); energy transition; energy system modelling; optimization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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