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Title: Application of resource allocation models to the problems of regional energy policy in large developing coutries

Abstract

The interregional allocation of, and competition for, natural resources for energy development is assuming increasing importance in many large developing countries, particularly in countries such as India that are in the more advanced stages of industrialization, and where state governments and regional agencies have significant planning powers. This paper explores the applicability of optimal resource allocation models designed primarily for already-developed economies, such as that of the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe, to the emerging problems of such developing countries. In particular, the potential application of electric-utility-siting models is discussed in the context of electric grid expansion in the State of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. Specific topics addressed include the degree to which models can be effectively used in the rather different conditions and priorities of industrializing countries; the requirements for basic-model reformulations to account for unique factors of geography (climate, hyydrology, the extant conditions of the infrastructure within which any development must occur); and the ability to include and quantify environmental impacts of energy deveelopment as well as policy considerations relevant in the context of developing countries. The paper identifies desirable research directions, indicates data needs, and assesses those aspects of subnational energy-planning problems that should receive bettermore » emphasis in national and international energy-plannng efforts.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6443869
Report Number(s):
BNL-25537; CONF-790134-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International seminar on energy, Hyderabad, India, 4 Jan 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY FACILITIES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; SITE SELECTION; ENERGY MODELS; SIMULATION; ALLOCATIONS; COMPETITION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; GEOGRAPHY; INDIA; PLANNING; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; RESOURCES; STATE GOVERNMENT; ASIA; PUBLIC UTILITIES; 293000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290100 - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Analysis & Modeling; 296000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Electric Power; 290400 - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources

Citation Formats

Meier, P M, and Mubayi, V. Application of resource allocation models to the problems of regional energy policy in large developing coutries. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Meier, P M, & Mubayi, V. Application of resource allocation models to the problems of regional energy policy in large developing coutries. United States.
Meier, P M, and Mubayi, V. Thu . "Application of resource allocation models to the problems of regional energy policy in large developing coutries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6443869.
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abstractNote = {The interregional allocation of, and competition for, natural resources for energy development is assuming increasing importance in many large developing countries, particularly in countries such as India that are in the more advanced stages of industrialization, and where state governments and regional agencies have significant planning powers. This paper explores the applicability of optimal resource allocation models designed primarily for already-developed economies, such as that of the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe, to the emerging problems of such developing countries. In particular, the potential application of electric-utility-siting models is discussed in the context of electric grid expansion in the State of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. Specific topics addressed include the degree to which models can be effectively used in the rather different conditions and priorities of industrializing countries; the requirements for basic-model reformulations to account for unique factors of geography (climate, hyydrology, the extant conditions of the infrastructure within which any development must occur); and the ability to include and quantify environmental impacts of energy deveelopment as well as policy considerations relevant in the context of developing countries. The paper identifies desirable research directions, indicates data needs, and assesses those aspects of subnational energy-planning problems that should receive better emphasis in national and international energy-plannng efforts.},
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