Sustainable Energy System Development in Local Communities

  • G. Gecevičius Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • J. Dvarionienė Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas, Lithuania
Keywords: sustainable development, sustainable energy system, renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, communities’ involvement

Abstract

This paper analyses an approach to energy saving measures and discusses main obstacles to developing renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in Lithuanian communities. Research results indicate lack of information on renewable energy, and on measures to increase it. A new management system is developed, which makes it possible to manage energy streams in communities by a decision making mechanism, which operates by an algorithm. When energy is managed, all obstacles increasing the energy consumption in communities are removed, ensuring greater energy efficiency and development of renewable sources with a view to implementing the EU targets.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.erem.70.4.8597

Author Biographies

G. Gecevičius, Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania
PhD student, researcher at Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania
J. Dvarionienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas, Lithuania
Associate professor, researcher at Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas, Lithuania
Published
2015-01-29
Section
Articles