The Co-Benefits of Energy Efficiency Policy to Manage the Electric Load in Delhi

Abstract

Delhi’s power demand has been increasing continuously and the dependence on the power from outside has been increasing simultaneously. Satisfying this rapidly rising demand requires huge investments, and these investments usually have significant social, and environmental consequences. The supply-side measures of meeting the growing demand for electricity will require not only increasing generating capacity, but also improving the transmission and distribution systems. The solution to this problem is to use the conventional resources more efficiently, while simultaneously developing new sources of energy. This paper was written to address a policy designed to reduce the growth rate of electricity demand through adopting more efficient technologies in residential and commercial sectors in the city of Delhi as well as introducing the use of renewable energies and clean technologies in the city’s power supply sector. The results show the saving at the end-user level would be 0.75 TWh/yr per annum, which could be achieved through improving lighting efficiency and air conditioning performance and replacing conventional water heater with efficient solar water heater in certain categories of building. On the power supply sector, the introduction of about 5MW of medium- and large-sized PV systems beside the installation of about 100 MW new capacity for hydroelectricity and generating approximately 46 MW electric power from municipal solid waste could enable a sufficient surplus for the power supply sector to meet the city’s electricity demand. Finally, the Co-benefit arising from the implementation of the policy in the city of Delhi is estimated about 0.33 Mt/yr



Author Information
Hooman Farzaneh, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Christopher N.H. Doll, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Aki Suwa, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Mehrnoosh Dashti, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan

Paper Information
Conference: ECSEE2014
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions

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