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Micro-level energy planning in India - A case study of bangalore north Taluk

Srinivasan, R and Balachandra, P (1993) Micro-level energy planning in India - A case study of bangalore north Taluk. In: International Journal of Energy Research, 17 (7). pp. 621-632.

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Demand for energy in India is constantly on the rise and the conventional supply options available have failed to cope with this increase. The emergence of efficiency improvement, carrier substitution and renewable energy as alternative sources of energy supply, make adherence only to macro-level energy planning unrealistic. A micro-level (district/taluk) energy planning becomes pragmatic under these circumstances to pursue the goal of sustainable development and to harness locally available energy resources. This paper considers the energy consumption pattern in Bangalore North taluk in 1987-88 and projects the demand for energy in 1995-96. Taking into account the different energy sources used to provide different end-use services through different end-use devices, the paper presents a linear programming formulation for optimum allocation. The model considers the conventional and new alternative technologies for meeting the demand for energy service. The results show that substantial savings could be achieved by this optimal allocation. The cost savings could be to the tune of Rs 41.879 million in Bangalore North taluk during 1995-96 (terminal year of Eighth Five-Year Plan). Energy savings of about 27% and cost savings of 16% could also be achieved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Energy Research
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 05:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14858

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