Questions related to Energy Economics
Would you please share your experience from where I can collect firm-level green patent citations for green innovation? Please mention the name of the source ( I prefer free one).
Though it has been a few decades since Chaos Theory made its way into Economics and Finance through the works of Baumol & Benhabib, Alison Butler, David Levy, Philip Mirowski, Michael McKenzie, Robert Gilmore and Blake LeBaron
(among others), it is observed that most of the mainstream economics and finance journals are reserved towards publishing empirical papers on chaos in financial markets. Publications to this end are very few and most of them are published in a handful of journals.
As I am looking forward to write empirical papers examining the evidence of chaos in commodity markets, I wish to know the odds of my work seeing the light of the day. Any useful suggestion/information in this regard would be highly appreciated.
I would like to ask, why the discount rate is also being taken into account for the energy production(Denominator) and not only for the costs(numerator), during the LCOE calculation?
The line losses including electricity theft and non payment of dues are around 30%. Is it possible to lower the supply of electricity (more load shedding) more where non payment or theft is higher as compared to the areas where line losses are relatively less? I am looking for such a formula to do regional distribution of power management.
Coal based power plants are one of the cheapest and more effective instruments to produce electricity. Many developed countries have already applied this plants and had the benefit from it. Although some of the countries have now stopped using coal based plants because of the negative impact being created towards the nature.
At present, many developing countries specifically in Asian and African region, are choosing Coal to produce more electricity as the demand is at the highest peak; even though a huge environmental degradation is happening due to these circumstances.
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In energy economics, many researchers consider calculating COE ($/kWh) considering capital costs, operation, ROI duration, and this is the minimum price at which energy should be sold, while others follow a different approach by calculating the net profit of selling energy and divide it by overall sold energy (kWh). Are these 2 values comparable?
I am interested in carrying out a Cointegration Analysis about the international prices of a few energetic resources (coal, oil, uranium, plutonium, agrofuels, eolic, hidroelectric) in order to stablish or to discard any type of relationship.
Could you advise how to preceed for this task?
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Hydropower, being a mature technology with respect to other renewable energy sources, is often regraded as a field that does not require more research effort and investment by governmental agencies. However, even in countries that have pioneered its development there are active research programmes. I am looking for documents that compile the proposed current subjects of research, considering technological aspects, but also the integration of small, medium and large hydropower in challenging economic, social and environmental conditions.
I'm doing research on the performance efficiency of different oil companies in the world. It has come to my attention that many scholars use DEA Analysis to measure it. However, it is not clear which variable should be treated as an output or input, for instance, should revenue be considered an output? How about oil reserves? Choosing the wrong variable alters the results.
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PV system can be optimized for different design parameters such as tilt, azimuth angle, row spacing, etc to maximize the energy and economical benefits.
Where is the scope for improvement in PV performance modeling functions (MATLAB) by Sandia for both mono and bifacial performance modelling script? Additionally, which factors can be carefully looked into for accurately predicting the energy production?
- Long Term investment decision.
- Maximize gains
- Main constraint is to fulfill the demand
- Capturing all the uncertainities.
- Energy economy dispatch.
I'm using DMSP-OLS time series to check the impact of renewable energy use on energy poverty in Turkey. Due to the data characteristics I just have 22 numbers of observation (1992-2013).
Is it possible to conduct time series analysis or should I make panel data? if so, how can I choose the countries?
The liquefied natural gas industry is developing rapidly today and is actively covered in the news. The relevance of its development is quite obvious - increasing the flexibility of supply routes. However, almost all materials on this topic are related to large and medium-scale facilities with marine delivery.
The scope of my interests is connected with small-scale LNG production and automobile/railway/river delivery for various purposes: the production of heat, electricity, fuel for gas vehicles, etc. Unfortunately, i couldn't find any relevant information or publications with prospects and technical-economic assessments of such technological chains.
I would be grateful for any comments, suggestions, experience and literature recommendations, related to small-scale LNG topic.
I have been coming across several studies in top journals that use Copula technique in their analysis. I find them to be more technical and difficult to comprehend in full. My limited interactions with a few professors did not bear any positive results as they were also new to this technique.
While I totally understand that it is the objectives and data under study that should drive the methodology used, I am really keen to know as to what these Copula models are and why they are gaining high acceptance in finance literature in the recent past. When does one use them? What are its advantages over all the other GARCH family of models?
I would really appreciate if someone could share the codes (RATS/MatLab/R) for a trivariate Vine-GARCH analysis. Any useful reads to better learn and understand Copula models would also be a great help.
Thanks in advance.
I am in the final stage of my PhD and I am looking forward to submit my thesis by August September 2019. I work broadly in the area of 'Nonlinear Dynamics in Crude Oil Prices'. Given that it might take another 6-9 months post submission of thesis for the awarding of thesis, I wish to know of some renowned universities that considers applications from candidates who have just submitted their thesis.
Additionally, it would be a great help if any of you could guide me with the requirements and the process involved in securing admission in an institute of high standings with full scholarship.
My background is in Energy Economics and Political Science and I would like to improve my knowledge on the Energy Transition issues.
In your opinion, what are the most relevant and comprehensive articles written in the last years that address policy, economic, technical, or multidisciplinary aspects of energy transitions?
Also, with the exception of the Sussex Energy Group of SPRU (University of Sussex), what in your opinion are the universities and think tanks at the forefront of research on the transition to a low carbon economy?
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) was one of the most promising technology for CO2 emission reduction without large-scale transition to renewables. Moreover, there are such options like CCS-EOR which can be really profitable even without state support. Or highly promising extraction of coal seam gas with help of CO2. But during the last years i saw some articles argued that expectations from such projects will not come true, and further research in this area is the waste of time and money. What do you think about it? I mean not only the influence of these technologies on the fight against global warming but also their economic and technical potential in the closest future.
I would like to develop an optimization problem to provide voltage control for LV distribution networks. The goal is to calculate the change in reactive power and active power curtailment to maximize the profit of the prosumers, and to maintain the voltage profiles within accepted limits. I am wondering how the DSO (or TSO) can remunerate the prosumers for providing such a service.
High-penetration of renewable power generation throughout the network might increase transmission/distribution congestion. What are the effective tools in both transmission and distribution level for managing congestion due to renewable penetration?
I would like to know what is Battery Size Factor?
How it is related to Battery Testing and when it should be considered?
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My name is Matthias and I am currently writing my Masters Thesis about an infrared heating system. I aim to identify pros&cons of existing products (eg. infrared heating systems in various designs: mirrors, paintings, wall-systems) Therefore, I would appreciate it to receive a lot of professional input regarding topics like: energy savings with infraredheating, critizism, new application areas, potential cooperations (e.g. manufacturers of home solar power plants) and so on.
I just started to collect information about the topic myself currently. Any ideas to the topic "Infrared heating systems as a way to save energy" are welcomed. Please note, I am a student of Marketing&Sales and not an engineer.
Thank you for your help!
The increasing demand for biofuels and their production in the developed world drive not only grain prices up, but the effect is felt most acutely in developing countries where grain comprises a larger share of food budget/expenditure. In as much as the rich benefit from comfort in using bio-fuels, are there any safeguard/measures to help minimize or if possible prevent the trade-off links
I intend to explore the views regarding securing energy in West Africa and how sustainable current situation is. Knowing these views, I move to further exploring the options available for short to long term solutions in securing energy in West Africa. What role can the West African Power Pool play in this option?
I'm trying to find a way to optimize power transmission expansion planning in a given network topology. The problem is to be programmed in GAMS with the simplified DC model approach where the optimal power plant dispatch is also optimized.
Expansions of the transmission network could be either the adding of circuits of existing lines or the voltage upgrade of existing lines.
I would like to have reference for a study that has calculated a Hicksian cross-price elasticity between electricity and other energy categories. Also would like to know the own-price elasticity of demand for electricity in Australia or any state.
I am currently working on a project exploring the management of silt in river intakes at low flowing rivers. Some of these intakes will make use of an infiltration gallery to transfer the raw water from the river to a sump. I am exploring the options of desilting these infiltration galleries. One of the methods that I have come across are backwash systems for these.
I would like to know the opinions of professionals about the production of second generation biofuels and to find out if Jatropha is one of the second generation feedstocks.
I am looking at how crude inventory, forecast inventory, price forecasts can be used to support crude exposure and risk management.
I'm doing Energy Audit study for a distribution utility, and there are two studies one for energy efficiency improvement and the second focuses on the economic analysis, I have searched and found that mainly the energy audit is done for building or any energy dependent place, but for an electric distribution substation, the economic study is not clear for me, if anyone can help understand it briefly or if there are articles supporting the study, please do share them.
I am looking for data on solar levelized cost of energy. I have US data. I am looking for Europe from 2009-2014. Is there anything available on the public domain? Most of the IEA/IRENA reports seem to be reporting for just one year or two. I am looking for trend data.
I am working on the energy cooperation between India and Central Asia.
I m doing my final thesis in Energy losses evaluation in Submarine HVAC & HVDC cables in an offshore wind farm. Therefore, I required calculating the energy losses in cables in HVAC and HVDC systems. What would be the user-friendly software to calculate with providing less data?
For the semi-detached house in the Berlin district of Zehlendorf end of 2007, a comprehensive analysis was carried out by the DIMaGB Energy Advice. During the period April / May 2008, the site planning was done by the DIMaGB Project Planning. The goal was to create more comfort and save energy.
In a first section, a basement ceiling insulation was made with polystyrene sheets and an inner lining with ThermoShield, the IR reflective micro-silicate paint to improve the indoor climate. In the living room a skirting board heating system was installed.
Affixing Wood Fibre Heat Insulation Composite System in the Berlin area is a first, knew many professional firms are not yet requested. This was an unusual wealth of detail and accuracy were the specifications.
The manufacture of a Wood Fibre HICS is subject to the relevant technical regulations. Nevertheless, a good learning curve and craftsmanship assets belongs to. Care spending is for the entire surface glue-down, the anchors of the plates is a must.
After the filling and reinforcement a slice plaster was applied, the conclusion was the outer coating with ThermoShield Exterior. Thus, a full-sorption wall construction with improved thermal insulation and sound-developed arose. The renovated building, with its gleaming facade is an eye catcher.
Project data: semi-detached, built in 1963, 330 sqm., 2 floors, basement, 6 m eaves height, street frontage 20.3 m, 75 m outward processing, gross facade area 445 sqm, 95 sqm windows, design, tendering, construction supervision: DIMaGB, Realization : 2008, Cost: reasonable
If you are interested in moisture transport, here is a document concerning this theme, written in Ngerman and in English:
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Processing products for the consumer or industrial markets. Marketing cooperatives enable producers to 1) correct market failure where prices are too low or buyers have left the market; 2) provide a service not available otherwise; 3) gain market power (negotiating power) against much larger buyers; 4) spread risks and costs; and 5) have enough volume to operate a processing plant efficiently or enough to meet the demands of buyers. Marketing cooperatives are found in every region of the United States and handle most types of farm product. The importance of these cooperatives to particular commodity sectors varies.
I have a question of how to interpret my results:
I am estimating the effect of a set of determinants on the share of renewables in a countries energy supply (dependent variable).
I have a set of explanatory variable (GDP, commodity prices, energy dependence, public policies supporting renewables etc.). I use the natural logarithm of both dependent and independent variables. I do not take logs of dummy variables (for example Kyoto Protocol). However, the interpretation of the public policies supporting renewables variable is difficult because I constructed the variable following two different approaches:
First approach: Dummy variable (taking on the value 1 if a country has 10 or more policies in the given year)
Second approach: Equal-weighted policy index. If, for instance a policy comes into force in a respective country in 1993, then the policy index will equal to one in 1993, if an additional policy is introduced in 1995, the policy index variable will equal to two in 1995 and so on.
How are results interpreted for the second approach?
I need to implement multilateral model in my research, which focusing on generation revenue. I need more mathematical models to develop my innovative economic transaction. I would be grateful if you could recommend practical references such as a paper/ journal of this modelling.
Canandian Economist Ross McKitrick has offered an alternative policy measure to combat anthropogenic climate change; imposing a tax which is indexed to temperature change.
McKitrick has suggested a tax of 20 cents per each 100th a degree Celsius increase in the tropical troposphere.
I found this concept a novel Pigovian tax, since most alternatives target the action rather than the result and installs a flexibility in the event that IPCC estimates are overstated.
However, it seems that it would be relatively ineffective in determining the optimal social cost and realigning the private and social cost of emissions.
We are interested to find one or more locations for the pilot installation to transform marine waves energy into electrical energy and hydrogen production.
The ideal characteristics of this/these locations should be:
- to be located in the sea or ocean, in an area with waves during most part of the year;
- a minimum of 30 cm for the waves; ideally, around 1.5 m amplitude;
- the required surface: min. 25 sq.m (5 x 5 m);
- the water depth – min. 10m; ideally, between 25-50 m;
The preferable locations would be situated in North Sea, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediteranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Atlantic Ocean – a marine area close by Europe.
- The area between the pillars of a marine oil platform which is or not into operation ;
- The area between the pillars of a marine fort, as in the case of Thames Estuary;
- Locations close by seawalls of a harbour.
Among locations proposals, we’ll choose one or two, depending on their particular characteristics.
the location's coordinates: latitude, longitude, map positioning;
specification of the authority whose jurisdiction is to be taken into account.
the agreement of the authorities' approval to perform experiments/researches through installment of floats and of some systems to capture waves energy and its conversion into electrical energy and hydrogen.
If it is possible, please provide photos.
We are waiting for your proposals and eventually ideas.
Thank you very much for your collaboration and help.
I'm working on the monitoring of the renewable energy diffusion among EU member states. I'm producing a literature review on this matter, but it is very difficult to find enough literature about indicators already used in this field.
Electricity demand forecasting
what are the basic steps to be considered?
Provide me the links and data or any suitable software which is used for the forecasting
Kindly help me in this
i am thinking of doing a time series analysis to check the effect of education on energy consumption. while trying to find relevant literature i have managed to exhaust google to some extent but couldn't find any thing satisfactory. needed help with the channel as of how should i check the channel and what other things also needs to be checked and what are possible proxies.
For Germany and other European countries, regelleistung.net delivers market data for balancing markets. For my current research i am looking for data for balancing market or anillary service market in California.
Consumption could be measured according to the water,gas tarriff of current retail price.
I think that CSA is a suitable for developing technologies that will be used in cross-boader environments. Unfortunately CSA is offten utilized to avoid tax. Some companies without invention to avoid tax may avoid using CSA to avoid authorities' suspects, I' d like to know the histry of CSA and clarify the qualified usage of CSA.
I mean the formula for obtaining the price through the demand and supply of emission allowance credits
I am currently working on Malaysia Energy Decarbonization. Emission trading scheme has been seen as a promising economic tool toward low carbon power generation. I need to model the carbon market via allocation and carbon price determination. I will appreciate if you can help with the mecahnism(formula) along with appropraite refrence. Thanks
i am conducting my thesis on "impact of Oil price fluctuation on industrial profits and investments of oil exploring, marketing and consuming companies of Pakistan".
Please guide me about transmission mechanism of oil prices at
IWEC is still available by the DOE and EnergyPlus website for energy simulation while IWEC2 are sold by ASHARE.
Are they both reliable to be used for building energy simulation? Have anyone tried both of them and observed any differences in the results?
I have a partial adjustment regression with dummy variables in regressors. N=17 and T=18. because of dummies can't use GMM methods. how can I solve autocorrelation problem?
this is my model EIB = C(1)*EIB(-1) + C(2)*PB + C(3)*PG + C(4)*PN + C(5)*PK + C(6)*PL + C(7)*RD + C(8)*D1 + C(9)*D2 + C(10)*DS + C(11)
D1,D2 are industrial dummies and DS indicates time dummy.
We have a power system in which generators compete in an energy market. Market clearing has been done and LMPs in all buses are determined. How can we find marginal generator?
Analysis of renewable energy sources economy and technology has many aspects, but one of them is given disproportionately little attention, that is the analysis of net energy production. There have been very few studies on this subject, and they were ambiguous in the sense that the authors claimed that the ERoEI of photovoltaics might be below 1. For example, Ferroni and Hopkirk concluded that "the calculated value for ERoEI is <...> 0.82. It is estimated that these numbers could have an error of 15% " [Ferroni, F., Hopkirk, R.J., 2016. Energy Return on Energy Invested (ERoEI) for photovoltaic solar systems in regions of moderate insolation. Energy Policy 94, 336–344. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.034]
As we grapple with the challenges of climate change, increased energy demand and growing community-level concerns about protecting the environment it is clear existing regulatory structures and processes in the energy sector need to be changed. What are the options we should be considering?
Which software is applicable for run parametric bootstrap versions of WG and FD-GMM estimators and how can I run it?
I have a panel data n=17, T=19 and a partial adjustment model
I am trying to estimate dynamic energy consumption model which contains interactions between some exogenous and endogenous variables. I am using the stata command xtabond2 but don't have to clue to either to include these interaction terms in the gmmstyle-list or ivstyle-list. I have read Roodman's "How To Do xtabond2" but still difficult to figure it out.
To be precise the following is my model:
cit = cit-1 + loggdp + logcap + logpop + rul + corr + ira + struc + polity2 + ira*corr + ira*struc + eit
cit = electricity consumption per capita
loggdp = log of per capita income
logpop = log of population density
rul = % of rural population
logcap = log of electricity generation
ira = constructed index-dummy(0/1) to indicate if a country has a regulator for a particular year
struc = a composite index that captures 4 of the power sector reform steps, hence, a score of 4
corr = corruption
polity2 = to capture the role of institutions in energy consumption
ira*corr = interaction between regulation and corruption
ira*struc= interaction between regulation and other reform stems
i.year= year dummies
I will be appreciative if anyone can figure it out for thank as I wait your expert opinions.
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I plan to use Archimedean principle for the measurements of liquid steels density. I need to select a sinker body material which can resist high Manganese steels (possibly alloyed with Titanium) - up to 10% Mn and 10% of Ni.
Previously BN-Zr2O3 ceramic sinkers were used. But steel had heavily damaged them.
Hi! I'm currently doing a thesis on pool based electricity market model in term of generation revenue. From Australian spot market, I can understand how the spot price determine. My question is, how to determine the generation revenue for the generator involved in dispatched from the spot price? Is there any statement or mathematical equation can describe how this generation revenue is calculate?
For example, PNG is a dedicated medium of the transport of natural gas based on already agreed upon import volumes, price mechanisms and long-term contractual arrangements among the supplier, transit and importer countries. However, LNG needs to be transported through marine ships and can be subject to many insecurities and uncertainties like pirate attacks, geopolitics.
What is the best proxy for energy price in a country if country's energy price is subsidized? Can Subsidized price be used in estimating energy demand function?
Researchers report max power density, current density, voltage and current values over time. If I want to know the value that can be generated using their MFC and if it is economically worth considering, how can I do it ?
My idea is to use the mean power density if available, multiply it with anode area and get the mean power. Then, we can multiply it with the time of operation of MFC to get the total power generated. If that was being used at a location where power costs x $ /W, then the total value generated from MFC would be x*total power generated. Is this right ? If not, how to go about it ?