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A CGE Assessment of the Impacts on Electricity Production and CO2 Emissions of a Residential Demand Response Program in Spain/Impacto sobre la producción eléctrica y emisiones de CO2 de un programa de gestión activa de demanda eléctrica residencial: Un MEGA para España


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    (Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS, ESPAÑA.)


    (Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS, ESPAÑA.)


    (Departamento de Economía. UNIVERSIDAD PÚBLICA DE NAVARRA, ESPAÑA.)


Changes in electricity demand can bring substantial shifts in the production structure, costs, and level of emissions of electricity systems. However, the electricity sector is not the only one affected as these changes can create significant repercussions in other sectors and, consequently, in the whole economy. In this paper, the indirect effects of a reduction in household demand for electricity have been evaluated for the Spanish economy. A multisectoral static computable general equilibrium model is employed to achieve this objective. The results clearly point out the importance of assessing other sectors’ behavior when assessing the consequences of promoting demand response policies, especially when dealing with pollutant emissions. Los cambios en los niveles de demanda de electricidad pueden implicar cambios sustanciales en la estructura de producción, costes y nivel de emisiones de los sistemas eléctricos. Sin embargo, el sector eléctrico no es el único afectado ya que estos cambios pueden crear importantes repercusiones en otros sectores y, por consiguiente, en toda la economía. En este trabajo se han evaluado los efectos indirectos de la reducción de la demanda de electricidad de los hogares para el mercado español. Se utiliza un modelo de equilibrio general aplicado (MEGA), multisectorial y estático para lograr este objetivo. Los resultados indican la importancia de evaluar el comportamiento de otros sectores al valorar las consecuencias de fomentar las políticas de gestión activa de la demanda eléctrica para el caso español, sobre todo cuando se trata de estudiar cambios en las emisiones de contaminantes.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
Issue (Month): (Agosto)
Pages: 665 (36 pags.)

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:29_2_17

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Keywords: Modelo de Equilibrio General Aplicado (MEGA); emisiones; respuesta de la demanda de electricidad. ; Computable General Equilibrium (CGE); Emissions; Electricity Demand Response.;

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