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Industrial demand-side flexibility: A key element of a just energy transition and industrial development
Heffron, Raphael; Körner, Marc-Fabian; Wagner, Jonathan et al.
2020In Applied Energy
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Abstract :
[en] In many countries, industry is one of the largest consumers of electricity. Given the special importance of electricity for industry, a reliable electricity supply is a basic prerequisite for further industrial development and associated economic growth. As countries worldwide transition to a low-carbon economy (in particular, by the development of renewable energy sources), the increasing fluctuation in renewable energy production requires new flexibility options within the electricity system in order to guarantee security of supply. It is advanced in this paper that such a flexibility transition with an active participation of industry in general has unique potential: It will not only promote green industrial development, but also become an engine for inclusive industrial development and growth as well as delivering a just transition to a low-carbon economy. Given the high potential of industrial demand-side flexibility, a first monitoring approach for such a flexibility transition is illustrated, which bases on a flexibility index. Our flexibility index allows for an indication of mis-developments and supports an appropriate implementation of countermeasures together with relevant stakeholders. Hence, it holds various insights for both policy-makers and practice with respect to how industrial demand-side flexibility can ensure advances towards an inclusive, just, and sustainable industrial development.
Disciplines :
Computer science
Author, co-author :
Heffron, Raphael
Körner, Marc-Fabian
Wagner, Jonathan
Weibelzahl, Martin
Fridgen, Gilbert  ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Industrial demand-side flexibility: A key element of a just energy transition and industrial development
Publication date :
01 July 2020
Journal title :
Applied Energy
ISSN :
1872-9118
Publisher :
Elsevier, London, United Kingdom
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
FnR Project :
P17/IS/13342933/PayPal-FNR/Chair in DFS/Gilbert Fridgen
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
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