Distributed energy production in a polycentric scenario: policy reforms and community management

@article{Moroni2018DistributedEP,
  title={Distributed energy production in a polycentric scenario: policy reforms and community management},
  author={Stefano Moroni and Luca Tricarico},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  year={2018},
  volume={61},
  pages={1973 - 1993}
}
Any discussion of distributed energy systems inevitably centres on how they compare with the large energy systems, i.e. the traditional centralised model of energy production, and on the viability of local energy systems as alternatives in terms of efficiency and sustainability. At present, the debate on local energy systems and distributed energy production hinges mainly on questions of technology and engineering; at most, some reflections on economy are thrown in. What we believe is essential… 
Community Energy Enterprises in the Distributed Energy Geography
The debate on distributed energy systems is evolving in a way that enlarge the domain of traditional energy policy, especially regarding urban and regional development priorities and community
Local Energy Communities and Distributed Generation: Contrasting Perspectives, and Inevitable Policy Trade-Offs, beyond the Apparent Global Consensus
Although a certain degree of consensus seems to pervade the ideas of “distributed energy systems” and “energy communities”, in truth, diverse views are involved. This article aims to shed light on
New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research
Abstract Given the gaps between EU ambitions regarding energy community development and the current reality of clean energy communities in Europe, we explore a research framework enabling viable
Energy communities in the transition to a low-carbon future: A taxonomical approach and some policy dilemmas.
TLDR
An energy community taxonomy is proposed and a distinction can be made between "place-based" and "non-place- based" communities on the basis of a potential correspondence between the community and a specific area.
A comparative review of municipal energy business models in Germany, California, and Great Britain: Institutional context and forms of energy decentralization
Abstract There is widespread agreement in policy and academic circles that energy systems in many jurisdictions are becoming more decentralized. Energy decentralization may be occurring among US and
The ‘Energy Community Management’ Framework for Energy Service Providers
  • Yves Hertig, S. Teufel
  • Computer Science
    2018 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (ICSGCE)
  • 2018
TLDR
A framework is presented, the Energy Community Management Framework, which determines the functionality of energy communities based on the individuals’ preferences for energy related rule settings, facilitating the integration of such in the Smart Grid Architecture.
Powering Communities
Energy is at the core of nearly every major global challenge. 860 million people worldwide lack affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. This exacerbates social and economic inequality. Energy
Is community earning enough? Reflections on engagement processes and drivers in two Italian energy communities
Abstract The spread of community initiatives in energy production raises many questions and calls for new interpretations on the development of these processes. Among community energy initiatives,
China's distributed energy policies: Evolution, instruments and recommendation
Distributed energy (DE) is a way to cascade energy use near multiple users. It significantly impacts energy savings, emission reductions and energy structure upgrades. In recent years, all levels of
The food territory: cultural identity as local facilitator in the gastronomy sector, the case of Lyon
In times of increased territorial competition, processes of territorialization of food and gastronomy are often considered as key assets of regional economic performances. Yet, for they are by nature
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 185 REFERENCES
Distributed energy generation and sustainable development
Conventionally, power plants have been large, centralized units. A new trend is developing toward distributed energy generation, which means that energy conversion units are situated close to energy
Rethinking the governance of energy infrastructure: Scale, decentralization and polycentrism
Abstract Providing societies with reliable energy services, fighting energy poverty and mitigating climate change entail a crucial infrastructure component. Both the energy access and the low carbon
Community energy and equity: The distributional implications of a transition to a decentralised electricity system
This paper explores the equity implications of a transition to a decentralised energy system in the UK. We base our analysis on one of three idealised transition pathways developed by the
Territory and energy sustainability: the challenge of renewable energy sources
The issue of energy production is assuming an ever more pivotal role in the most recent international debate on sustainable development. In particular, the development of Renewable Energy Sources
On the planning and analysis of Integrated Community Energy Systems: A review and survey of available tools
Highly Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES) greatly but not solely dependent on combined heat and power (CHP) sources are a viable approach for dealing effectively with the new set of global
Distributing power, a transition to a civic energy future: Report of the Realising Transition Pathways Research Consortium ‘Engine Room’
The overarching challenge for UK energy policy is to ensure the delivery of secure, affordable energy in a way that meets the emission reductions targets laid out in the Climate Change Act (2008).
Community Energy: A Social Architecture for an Alternative Energy Future
Community energy based on a mix of distributed technologies offers a serious alternative to the current energy system. The nature of community energy and the role that such initiatives might play in
Community energy systems
‘Community energy’ in broad terms refers to electricity and/or heat production on a small, local scale that may be governed by or for local people or otherwise capable of providing them with direct
Mapping the Coevolution of Urban Energy Systems: Pathways of Change
The interface of a long-standing movement for sustainability at the urban scale and the imperatives of the carbon-reduction agenda are driving change in urban energy systems. This paper seeks to
Energy sprawl, land taking and distributed generation: towards a multi-layered density
The transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources is highly desirable to reduce air pollution, and improve energy efficiency and security. Many observers are concerned, however, that the
...
1
2
3
4
5
...