Book Chapter

Distributed multi-generation and district energy systems

Pierluigi Mancarella

Urban energy systems: an integrated approach | Routledge | Published : 2013


The need to fight climate change and meet the challenging environmental targets that have been set by many governments worldwide calls for a rethinking of the traditional ways in which energy systems have been planned, designed and operated. In particular, considering that the general trends in social development all point out a path towards an increasing share of the population that will live in cities worldwide, decarbonization of the energy footprint of urban areas becomes a critical point to address. In this outlook, optimal deployment and integration of locally available multi-energy resources represents a strategic area to enhance the environmental efficiency of the urban fabric. Owing..

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