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Publikācija: Methodologies Used for Scaling-up from a Single Energy Production Unit to State Energy Sector

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Title in original language Methodologies Used for Scaling-up from a Single Energy Production Unit to State Energy Sector
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Ginta Cimdiņa
Lelde Timma
Ivars Veidenbergs
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords Combined heat and power; methodologies; low carbon society; sustainable development
Abstract In a well-functioning and sustainable national energy sector, each of its elements should function with maximum efficiency. To ensure maximum efficiency and study possible improvement of the sector, a scaling-up framework is presented in this work. The scaling-up framework means that the starting point is a CHP unit and its operation, the next step of aggregation is in a district heating network, followed by a municipal energy plan and finally leading to a low carbon strategy. In this framework the authors argue, that the successful, innovative practices developed and tested at the lower level of aggregation can be then transferred to the upper levels of aggregation, thus leading to a scaling-up effect of innovative practices. The work summarizes 12 methodologies used in the energy sector, by dividing these methodologies among the levels of aggregation in a scaling-up framework.
DOI: 10.1515/rtuect-2015-0002
Hyperlink: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/rtuect.2015.15.issue-1/issue-files/rtuect.2015.15.issue-1.xml 
Reference Cimdiņa, G., Timma, L., Veidenbergs, I., Blumberga, D. Methodologies Used for Scaling-up from a Single Energy Production Unit to State Energy Sector. Environmental and Climate Technologies. Vol.15, 2015, pp.5-21. ISSN 1691-5208. e-ISSN 2255-8837. Available from: doi:10.1515/rtuect-2015-0002
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