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  • Geographic Information System-Based Decision Support System for Renewable Energy Development: An Indonesian Case Study

    A case study in Bali, Indonesia features the use of a GIS-based decision support system as a potential tool to support rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies. The Asia and Pacific region is blessed with abundant renewable energy resources. Ironically, 420 million of its people still have no access to electricity, which makes tapping renewable energy an urgent necessity. The GIS-based decision support system (DSS) is a tool designed to help quantify renewable energy sources in a geographical area. Using Bali, Indonesia as case study, the tool estimates the technical potential and creates the right mix of renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal) to meet Bali’s specific energy needs. Find out more about this GIS-based system and its potential as a practical tool to support the region’s rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies.

    Read more: https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/352646/sdwp-49.pdf

  • Governance Models and Strategic Decision-Making Processes for Deploying Thermal Grids

    This guide focuses on strategies, key activities, tools, financing and engagement that result in structuring a district energy (DE) system that is well-planned, designed, built and operated throughout the major stages of its lifecycle, often many decades long. Based on case studies from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, South Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, UK and USA, this report draws on best practices, experience and enabling policy to focus on the challenges and benefits of the various governance and financing models in place around the world today. It also identifies the major drivers for project development or reinvestment, to explore how different aspects of projects have motivated certain stakeholders to support these long and complex processes. This report will outline which benefits have been prime drivers and which governance and financial structures have helped produce different benefits to different stakeholders. The intent is to provide multiple lenses through which a city, campus, or neighborhood can view their unique DE challenges and opportunities. Every effort has been made to identify the aspects of these structures that are transferable to other locations, and to emphasize the findings, lessons, and approaches that are relevant and actionable for localities around the world.

    Read more: http://www.districtenergy.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=e24e4c4e-3cd8-825e-d1eb-518dc945632c&forceDialog=0