Special Issue "Spatial and Temporal Modelling of Renewable Energy Systems"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Luis Ramirez Camargo
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Institute for Applied Informatics, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, Grafenauer Str. 22 Freyung 94078, Germany
Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter Jordan-Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: spatiotemporal modeling; geoinformatics; renewable energies; renewable fuels; energy demand modeling; reanalysis; energy comunitites; optimization
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johannes Schmidt
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Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter Jordan-Str. 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: renewable energies; renewable fuels; energy transition; sustainable development
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dorner
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Institute for Applied Informatics, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf, Grafenauer Str. 22 Freyung 94078, Germany
Interests: geoinformatics; energy transition; renewable energies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleauges,

This Special Issue addresses spatial and temporal modeling of renewable energy systems, both in a prospective as well as in a retrospective manner. Therefore, contributions which model the characteristics of future renewable energy systems are as welcome as contributions which assess the characteristics of the past performance and characteristics of renewable energies. Session contributions may range from purely climate-based assessments of simulated renewable generation time series to full energy system models used to better understand energy systems with high shares of renewables.

Studies may, for instance:

  • Improve our understanding of how climate data can be used to model renewables;
  • Show the spatial and temporal variability of renewable energy sources;
  • Assess the complementarity of different renewable energy sources or locations;
  • Derive land availability scenarios for renewable energies based on climatic, technical, economic, or social criteria;
  • Assess past performance of renewables;
  • Assess past spatial deployment patterns of renewables;
  • Derive integrated scenarios of energy systems with high shares of renewables.

The objective of the Special Issue is to provide an insight into recent advances in the field of renewable energy system models. The Special Issue welcomes papers dedicated to climatic and technical issues, policy-making, forecasting, and real-time applications concerning renewable energy systems.

Dr. Luis Ramirez Camargo
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johannes Schmidt
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dorner
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • spatial modeling
  • spatiotemporal modeling
  • renewable energies
  • energy transition

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Integrating Land-Use and Renewable Energy Planning Decisions: A Technical Mapping Guide for Local Government
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(5), 324; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9050324 - 14 May 2020
Abstract
Land-based, utility-scale renewable energy (RE) systems using wind or solar resources to generate electricity is becoming a decisive solution to meet long-term carbon emission reduction goals. Local governments are responding in kind, by adopting their own goals and/or establishing policies to facilitate successful [...] Read more.
Land-based, utility-scale renewable energy (RE) systems using wind or solar resources to generate electricity is becoming a decisive solution to meet long-term carbon emission reduction goals. Local governments are responding in kind, by adopting their own goals and/or establishing policies to facilitate successful implementations of RE in their jurisdiction. One factor to successful RE development is to locate the most suitable lands, while continuing to sustain land-based economies and ecosystem services. Local governments often have limited resources; and this is especially true for small, land-constrained local governments. In this paper, we illustrate how a standardized RE technical mapping framework can be used by local governments to advance the implementation of RE in land-constrained areas, through a case study in the Town of Canmore, Alberta. Canmore has a limited municipal area surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, along with complex land-use bylaw and environmentally sensitive habitats. This mapping framework accounts for these conditions as it considers theoretical resources, technically recoverable lands, legally accessible lands, and the spatial capital cost of connecting new RE facilities. Different land-use planning scenarios are considered including changing setback buffers and expanding restrictions on development to all environmentally sensitive districts. The total RE potentials are then estimated based on the least-conflict lands. Technically speaking, even under restrictive land suitability scenarios, Canmore holds enough land to achieve ambitious RE targets, but opportunities and challenges to implementation remain. To eventually succeed in its long-term emission reduction goal, the most decisive step for Canmore is to balance the growth of energy demands, land-use changes, and practicable RE development. Mapping systems that can study the influence of land-use planning decisions on RE potential are critical to achieving this balance. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spatial and Temporal Modelling of Renewable Energy Systems)
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