A pre-feasibility case study on integrated resource planning including renewables

Pelin Yilmaz, M. Hakan Hocaoglu, Alp Er S. Konukman*

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Abstract

In recent years, economical and environmental constraints force governments and energy policy decision-makers to change the prominent characteristics of the electricity markets. Accordingly, depending on local conditions on the demand side, usage of integrated resource planning approaches in conjunction with renewable technologies has gained more importance. In this respect, an integrated resource planning option, which includes the design and optimization of grid-connected renewable energy plants, should be evaluated to facilitate a cost-effective and green solution to a sustainable future. In this paper, an integrated resource planning case is studied for an educational campus, located in Gebze, Turkey. It is found that for the considered campus, the integrated resource planning scenario that includes renewables as a supply-side option with existing time-of-use tariff may provide a cost-effective energy production, particularly for the high penetration level of the renewables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1232
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Renewable energy sources

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