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Energy Systems

Simon, Sonja and Stelzer, Volker and Vargas, Luis and Paredes, Gonzalo and Quintero, Adriana and Kopfmüller, Jürgen (2011) Energy Systems. In: Risk Habitat Megacity Springer. pp. 183-206. ISBN 978-3-642-11543-1.

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Almost entirely dependent on energy imports from outside, cities are the key driving force behind the demand for energy, which is an essential resource for industries, households and services. Up to now, the Chilean energy system has met Santiago’s needs satisfactorily. However, development trends in the current energy system pose significant risks to its future. Using selected energy indicators and a distance-to-target approach, a detailed sustainability analysis of the energy sector in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago and of Chile as a whole was conducted. Risks to the sustainable development of the energy sector were detected, such as increasing concentration in the energy sector, import dependency on fossil fuels and rising CO2 emissions due to energy consumption. Alternative options were assessed for a more sustainable development of the megacity Santiago within the frame of the national Chilean energy system, such as enhancement of energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energies.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Energy Systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Simon, SonjaDLR
Stelzer, VolkerKIT
Vargas, LuisUCH
Paredes, GonzaloUCH
Quintero, AdrianaKIT
Kopfmüller, JürgenKIT
Date:December 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Risk Habitat Megacity
Page Range:pp. 183-206
Heinrichs, DirkDLR dirk.heinrichs@dlr.de
Krellenberg, KerstinUFZ
Hansjürgens, BerndUFZ
Martínez, FranciscoUCH
Keywords:Efficiency, Energy system, Non-conventional renewable energies, Renewable energies, Erneuerbare Energien, Energie System
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E MS - Systems analysis (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E MS - Systems analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systemanalyse und Technikbewertung (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > System Analysis and Technology Assessment
Deposited By: Sonja Simon
Deposited On:13 Dec 2011 10:23
Last Modified:21 Dec 2011 10:37

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