Smart metering as a tool to improve the energy per-formance of Greek buildings

 
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2014 (EN)
Smart metering as a tool to improve the energy per-formance of Greek buildings (EN)

Lelaki, Aggeliki (EN)

School of Science and Technology, MSc in Energy Systems (EN)
Meir (EN)
Papadopoulos, Prof. Agis M. (EN)
Giannakidis (EN)

This dissertation was written in the context of the MSc in Energy Systems of the International Hellenic University. As a main objective, the dissertation deals with the effectiveness of smart metering on the energy performance of residential buildings. It examines the conditions under which it can be applied and the expected benefits, not bypassing eventual problems that may occur by using this technology. Finally, it investigates the circumstances that need to prevail so that it can be applied with success in the Greek building stock, contributing to the improvement of the overall energy efficiency. For the purpose of this thesis much research has been initially conducted on the existing litera-ture and several projects curried out by the E.U., providing an overview of the savings achieved by the smart meter systems and a brief description of the typology of the buildings that these systems were implemented. In order to find the potential of the smart meter systems to control and reduce the energy needs of the residential building stock in Greece, evaluation estimation was carried out for the scenar-io of evaluation installing 1.000.000 smart meters in residential buildings all over Greece, both in apartment buildings and in detached houses, hence examining 2 different scenarios. Other interventions on the buildings’ envelope were also taken into consideration, as they are the most widely used measures to achieve greater energy savings. A major parameter that was taken into consideration to determine the value of the savings’ calculation, were the oil and the natural gas prices, as well as their projected future development. The study is also extended to other evalua-tion scenarios, trying to cover a wide range of possible cases and is supplemented by a financial and a parametric analysis in order to evaluate the economic feasibility of such a system. The analysis conducted, confirmed the potential of the smart meter systems as a tool to provide savings in the residential sector of Greece. However, the economics of the system appeared for some scenarios profitable, whilst for others not, at least for the current situation in Greece. (EN)

masterThesis

Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος (EL)
International Hellenic University (EN)

2014-11


School of Science &Technology, Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Systems (EN)



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