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Demand management by means of substitution energetics in home cooking: Costa Rica's metropolitan area; Gerenciamento da demanda mediante substituicao energetica na coccao residencial: regiao metropolitana da Costa Rica

Abstract

The electric power system management in Costa Rica is analyzed. The possibility of substitution of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) for electric power, in home cooking, are identified as one of the most important program in order to reduce increasing load peak and energy requirements in electric power system of Costa Rica. The sustain ability of the substitution program stands on the current process of electric power supply. The primary power sources used in generating electric power in rush hours are oil-based; this process is less efficient than directly using LPG for home cooking. Large scale substitution with LPG in home cooking will reduce increasing electric power demand in peak hours, reducing subsidized electricity sales, with better use of combustibles presently imported, improving the country commercial balance and preventing or postponing electric power system expansion investments. Three different perspectives have been considered in evaluating economical effectiveness in substituting power sources: user, utility and society perspectives. Due to subsidized electric power prices, residential users do not enough interest in substituting of LPG for power source; unless LPG cookers are also subsidized. However, positive results for the distribution utility are enough in order to offer these kind of incentives. Explicit treatment of these  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1996
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
ETDE-BR-0196
Reference Number:
EDB-01:043377
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Tese (M.Sc.); 69 refs., 27 figs., 69 tabs.; PBD: 1996
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SECTORAL ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC POWER; LOAD MANAGEMENT; COSTA RICA; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES; INTERCHANGEABILITY; ENERGY SOURCES; PEAK LOAD; POWER DEMAND; SUPPLY AND DEMAND; ECONOMICS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS
OSTI ID:
20128692
Research Organizations:
Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Programa Interunidades de Pos-Graduacao em Energia
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: BR01B0983
Availability:
Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20128692
Submitting Site:
BR
Size:
204 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Herrera, Alfonso Herrera. Demand management by means of substitution energetics in home cooking: Costa Rica's metropolitan area; Gerenciamento da demanda mediante substituicao energetica na coccao residencial: regiao metropolitana da Costa Rica. Brazil: N. p., 1996. Web.
Herrera, Alfonso Herrera. Demand management by means of substitution energetics in home cooking: Costa Rica's metropolitan area; Gerenciamento da demanda mediante substituicao energetica na coccao residencial: regiao metropolitana da Costa Rica. Brazil.
Herrera, Alfonso Herrera. 1996. "Demand management by means of substitution energetics in home cooking: Costa Rica's metropolitan area; Gerenciamento da demanda mediante substituicao energetica na coccao residencial: regiao metropolitana da Costa Rica." Brazil.
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title = {Demand management by means of substitution energetics in home cooking: Costa Rica's metropolitan area; Gerenciamento da demanda mediante substituicao energetica na coccao residencial: regiao metropolitana da Costa Rica}
author = {Herrera, Alfonso Herrera}
abstractNote = {The electric power system management in Costa Rica is analyzed. The possibility of substitution of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) for electric power, in home cooking, are identified as one of the most important program in order to reduce increasing load peak and energy requirements in electric power system of Costa Rica. The sustain ability of the substitution program stands on the current process of electric power supply. The primary power sources used in generating electric power in rush hours are oil-based; this process is less efficient than directly using LPG for home cooking. Large scale substitution with LPG in home cooking will reduce increasing electric power demand in peak hours, reducing subsidized electricity sales, with better use of combustibles presently imported, improving the country commercial balance and preventing or postponing electric power system expansion investments. Three different perspectives have been considered in evaluating economical effectiveness in substituting power sources: user, utility and society perspectives. Due to subsidized electric power prices, residential users do not enough interest in substituting of LPG for power source; unless LPG cookers are also subsidized. However, positive results for the distribution utility are enough in order to offer these kind of incentives. Explicit treatment of these kind of programs, including the efficiency increment as an available resource for electric power utilities in Costa Rica, will avoid the implantation of most of combustion plants now planned in current National Electric Power Plant expansion program. (author)}
place = {Brazil}
year = {1996}
month = {Jul}
}