Many studies have focused their attention on the zero-energy concept, presented by the European Directive 2010/31/EU about the energy performance of buildings. These studies are often concerned with the single building; only a few of them have verified the advantages of the zero-energy application to a larger scale, the district one. The concept of Net-Zero Energy District (NZED) is strictly connected to the Smart Grid one. Smart Grids are getting more and more important in the European context as they play a crucial role in the European strategies towards a low carbon energy future (JRC, 2012). The term Smart Grid refers to a modernization of the electricity delivery system at a district level with the objective of integrating traditional upgrades and new grid technologies with renewable generation, storage, increased consumer participation, sensors (EPRI, 2011). The construction of a Smart Grid for an urban district involves substantial investments and it is envisioned to ensure high levels of the quality of electric power, to improve economic productivity and quality of life and to minimize environmental impacts. The present paper aims at investigating the role of Cost Benefit Analysis in supporting decision-making processes in the context of projects related to Smart Grids application to retrofitted districts. Starting from a real case related to an urban district located in the city of Turin (Italy), the study illustrates the application of Cost Benefit Analysis for the selection of alternative strategies of intervention.

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND SMART GRIDS PROJECTS / Becchio, Cristina; Bottero, MARTA CARLA; Corgnati, STEFANO PAOLO; Dell'Anna, Federico. - In: NEWDIST. - ISSN 2283-8791. - (2016), pp. 278-287. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Sustainable Built Environment Conference – towards post-carbon cities tenutosi a Torino nel 18-19 February.

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND SMART GRIDS PROJECTS

BECCHIO, CRISTINA;BOTTERO, MARTA CARLA;CORGNATI, STEFANO PAOLO;DELL'ANNA, FEDERICO
2016

Abstract

Many studies have focused their attention on the zero-energy concept, presented by the European Directive 2010/31/EU about the energy performance of buildings. These studies are often concerned with the single building; only a few of them have verified the advantages of the zero-energy application to a larger scale, the district one. The concept of Net-Zero Energy District (NZED) is strictly connected to the Smart Grid one. Smart Grids are getting more and more important in the European context as they play a crucial role in the European strategies towards a low carbon energy future (JRC, 2012). The term Smart Grid refers to a modernization of the electricity delivery system at a district level with the objective of integrating traditional upgrades and new grid technologies with renewable generation, storage, increased consumer participation, sensors (EPRI, 2011). The construction of a Smart Grid for an urban district involves substantial investments and it is envisioned to ensure high levels of the quality of electric power, to improve economic productivity and quality of life and to minimize environmental impacts. The present paper aims at investigating the role of Cost Benefit Analysis in supporting decision-making processes in the context of projects related to Smart Grids application to retrofitted districts. Starting from a real case related to an urban district located in the city of Turin (Italy), the study illustrates the application of Cost Benefit Analysis for the selection of alternative strategies of intervention.
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