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Development of an integrated methodology for the energy needs of a major urban city: The case study of Athens, Greece


  • Xydis, G.


In the present paper a Linear Programming (LP) methodology for the city of Athens, Attica region is implemented trying to identify the energy supply levels based on the energy use, aiming to determine the optimal way for the energy needs to be covered. The final aim was to find the best solution/s to meet the (metropolitan) city's energy needs using Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and additionally implement a techno-economic analysis through a developed tool, in order to find which RES should participate in the city's energy system examining different scenarios focusing not only on the projects' economical success but also on minimizing the cost for the society.

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  • Xydis, G., 2012. "Development of an integrated methodology for the energy needs of a major urban city: The case study of Athens, Greece," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(9), pages 6705-6716.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:9:p:6705-6716
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.09.003

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