Energy Efficiency and Resource-Efficient Technologies: From the Demand Side towards the Supply Side

A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).

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Interests: innovative renewable energy-based technologies; CFD and lumped parameter modelling of energy system components; modelling of refrigeration systems; experimental and numerical investigations of multiphase flows; energy poverty
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Dear Colleagues,

Energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources are key goals of energy policies, to achieve a sustainable future (i.e., the 2030 Climate&Energy framework set targets for greenhouse gas emissions, share of renewable energy and energy efficiency). These targets can be reached by acting on the demand side and/or on the supply side; of course, the two sides are highly correlated and multi-disciplinary studies are needed to provide a complete understanding of the topic. For example, when considering the demand side in the residential sector, particular interest is devoted to energy poverty.

This Special Issue aims to collect contributions of the state-of-the-art on field of (a) sustainable and resource-efficient technologies in both the residential and the industrial sectors and of (b) demand side description and modeling.

The topic interests for this Special Issue includes the following topics:

Residential sector

Track#1. Energy efficiency in buildings
Track#2. Energy consumption at the household level (e.g., household segmentations, relationships between households variables and energy consumption, etc.)
Track#3. Definitions, measures and policy implications of energy poverty
Industrial sector
Track#4. Energy efficiency, energy recovery technologies
Track#5. Energy and material recovery
Multi-disciplinary topics
Track#6. Sustainable development, consumption, products and services
Track#7. Efficient use of natural resources
Track#8. Alternative and sustainable energy resources

Dr. Giorgio Besagni
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  • Alternative and sustainable energy resources
  • Efficient use of natural resources
  • Energy and meterial recovery technologies
  • Energy consumption at the household
  • Energy efficiency
  • Lice cycle assesment
  • Innovative renewable energy-based technologies
  • Energy poverty
  • Rational use of energy
  • Supply and demand side

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14 pages, 1711 KiB  
Determining Health Index of Transmission Line Asset using Condition-Based Method
by Ruqayyah Hashim, Fathoni Usman and Intan Nor Zuliana Baharuddin
Resources 2019, 8(2), 80; - 25 Apr 2019
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 8776
Assessment of overhead transmission lines is a crucial task in the asset management of electric power infrastructures. Any assets have different life spans and require proper assessment and maintenance actions. Disruption of the power supply may cause national problems. Therefore, it is essential [...] Read more.
Assessment of overhead transmission lines is a crucial task in the asset management of electric power infrastructures. Any assets have different life spans and require proper assessment and maintenance actions. Disruption of the power supply may cause national problems. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the distribution and transmission of electric power from the power plant to end consumers is achieved without fail. This paper presents a proposed framework of health index of the transmission line using a condition-based method. This study refers to previous methods in determining the health index of electrical power assets, mainly transformer and transmission line. Three main indicators contributed and need to be considered in determining the health index. The indicators are structural, electrical and environmental aspects. The health index of these three indicators with 14 items was calculated, and the overall health index of the transmission line determined. From the case study conducted for this study, the specific location, tower and item can be acknowledged that cause the failure and the service interruption of energy supply to the consumer. It is found that the implementation of the health index calculation gives a more accurate description of the health status of a transmission line. The health index can be used for the prioritizing of maintenance, refurbishment or replacement to avoid disruption. Full article
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