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Market potential of RES
     
Market penetration of RES
     
Passive EE measures
     
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Glossary

Local Sustainable Energy Plan (LSEP)

A combination of activities and measures, based on the development strategy and plans of a given municipality (region), aimed at achieving rational energy utilization and energy conservation. LSEP represents a necessary element of development strategies and plans of all municipalities and regions. The planning itself is based entirely on the inherent priorities. Local sustainable energy planning is a continuous process with the participation of all interested parties from the municipal (regional) territory - local authorities, producers, service companies, financial institutions, NGOs, etc.

 
LSEP objectives Top

Support of local sustainable energy development, support of the utilization of local energy sources, including RES, support of EE applications, creations of favorable conditions for attracting of local and international investment, creation of new employment, improvement of the environmental protection, improvement of social conditions.

 
LSEP matrix

The LSEP matrix represents a table with descriptions of all planned activities, related to the EE measures and the RES technologies, the specific sites for their application and also the organizational measures, concerning energy planning. According to their respective priorities, these activities are presented as short-term, medium-term or long-term ones.

 
Stakeholders

These are all social groups from the community, who are either energy producers or consumers and are interested in the rational use and conservation of energy. Stakeholders include: representatives of local authorities, producers, representatives of the public sector, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, etc.

 
Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Top

Renewable energy sources include all fuel types and energy carriers, different from the fossil ones, i.e.: solar energy, wind energy, hydro energy, geothermal energy, bioenergy.

 
Energy demand structure Top

Defining the quantity and the share of consumption by type (tons, m3, kWh, l/s) and their energy equivalent (ccal, kWh, J, etc.)

 
Energy Efficiency (EE) Top

Rational and environmentally friendly generation, transmission and consumption of fuel and energy.

 
EE technologies Top

Technologies, related to rational and environmentally friendly generation, transmission and consumption of fuel and energy:
EE in energy generation (CHP - combined heat and power)
in energy transmission (heat, electricity)
EE in energy consumption

 
Theoretical potential of RES Top

This potential includes all the physically available RES. E.g., the whole amount of solar energy, radiated to the entire municipal territory during one year; concerning biomass - all forest and other plantations in the municipality, which are suitable for energy use, etc.

 
Technical potential of RES Top

The technical RES potential is the part of the theoretical one, which remains available for energy use, when the existing technical and non technical (financial, legal, etc.) limitations are taken into account.

 
RES technologies Top

Technologies, related to the energy conversion of the respective RES:
Solar energy
Geothermal energy
Hydro power
Biomass energy
Wind energy

 
Market potential of RES Top

This is the theoretical market niche for application of the respective energy technology, in case that it covers all the existing demand for the related specific type of energy carrier.
Examples:
The needed solar collector area (in square meters), sufficient to cover all the hot water demand on the territory of the municipality
The necessary quantities of firewood and wood residues, sufficient to cover all the heating demand on the territory of the municipality.

 
Market penetration of RES Top

This is the realistic market niche of the respective energy technology, based on the competitiveness of its respective energy supply price.
Example:
What percentage of the existing hot water demand on the territory of the municipality could be covered by solar energy?
When geothermal energy in your municipality could substitute firewood consumption for heating and what could be the substituted percentage of the latter, etc.
For assessment of the market penetration is needed a forecast analysis of the various energy technologies and their respective energy supply prices. The assessment of the market penetration is an important indicator, needed for correct decisions on the feasibility of related energy projects.

 
Passive EE measures Top

These measures result in energy conservation, but they do not involve any control or management of the energy saving process.

Example:
Thermal insulation of buildings and heat pipelines; sealing of outer doors, windows, etc.

 
Active EE measures Top

These measures involve control and management of the energy saving process.

Example: Installation of thermostatic valves on the radiators, automatic control of the heat supply, use of speed variation pumps instead of the conventional ones, etc.

Remark: The efficiency of speed variation pumps remains high in reduced load conditions.






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