Journal article

Energy master planning for net-zero emission communities: State of the art and research challenges

Saeid Charani Shandiz, Behzad Rismanchi, Greg Foliente

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Aiming to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions at the community level is a valuable endeavour because of synergies and efficiency gains through mixed energy uses, the economy of scale, and a broader range of technological options. Nevertheless, there are several challenges in the planning and design process of the energy infrastructure towards this goal for whole communities. The preponderance of the zero emission concepts at community scale, including unclear definitions of key terms, the availability of supporting tools, and the energy planning approaches could affect the design and decision-making process of stakeholders. In this paper, the state of the art and the state ..

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