Sébastien Cajot · Sébastien Cajot · Atom Mirakyan · Andreas Koch · François Maréchal
Urban energy system planning (UESP) is a topic of growing concern for cities in deregulated energy markets, which plan to decrease energy demand, reduce their dependency on fossil fuels, and increase the share of renewable energy sources. UESP being a highly multisectoral and multi-actor task, multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) methods are frequently used in the decision processes. These methods may provide support in organizing and identifying solutions to problems with conflicting objectives. However, knowing which method to use is generally not straightforward, as the appropriateness of a method or combination of methods depends on the decision problem’s context. Therefore, this article reviewed scientific papers to characterize and analyze MCDA problems and methods in the context of UESP. The review systematically explores issues such as the scope of the problems, the alternatives and criteria considered, the expected decision outcomes, the decision analysis methods and the rationales for selecting and combining them, and the role of values in driving the decision problems. The final outcome is a synthesis of the data and insights obtained, which may help potential users identify appropriate decision analysis methods based on given problem characteristics.

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Small photovoltaic setup for the air conditioning system
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171901020)
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A simulation and simple optimization of a wind-solar-hydro micro power source with a battery bank as an energy storage device
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171401017)
Renewable energy sources (RES) are not the backbone of the Polish electricity generation sector. Even though the use of such resources is beneficial in terms of, e.g., CO2 emissions, current policy seems to create more and more obstacles hindering th...

Smart PV grid to reinforce the electrical network
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20172301002)
Photovoltaic (PV) became the new competitive energy resources of the planet and needs to be engaged in grid to break up the congestion in both Distribution and Transmission systems. The objective of this research is to reduce the load flow through th...

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Energy demand and thermal comfort of HVAC systems with thermally activated building systems as a function of user profile
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20172200130)
Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) are a way to use building structure as a thermal energy storage. As a result, renewable energy sources may be used more efficiently. The paper presents numerical analysis of a HVAC system with TABS energy d...

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DESIGN EXPERIMENT WITH SOLAR ENERGY IN THE ELABORATION OF 25-STOREY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX FOR THE CRIMEA DISTRICT OF THE SEVASTOPOL CITY
Stroitel’stvo: Nauka i Obrazovanie 2016 (https://doi.org/10.22227/2305-5502.2016.3.1)
The scientific project examines the issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, as well as ecology. In today's world the ecological issues are more current than ever. Some of them are ozone holes, disappearance of many species of animals a...

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Energetic Communities: Planning support for sustainable energy transition in small- and medium-sized communities
A+BE: Architecture and the Built Environment 2016 (https://doi.org/10.7480/abe.2016.5)
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Improving building energy modelling by applying advanced 3D surveying techniques on agri-food facilities
Journal of Agricultural Engineering 2017 (https://doi.org/10.4081/jae.2017.677)
Food industry is the production sector with the highest energy consumption. In Europe, the energy used to produce food accounts for 26% of total energy consumption. Over 28% is used in industrial processes. Recently, European food companies have incr...

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Crop growth analysis and yield of a lignocellulosic biomass crop (Arundo donax L.) in three marginal areas of Campania region
Italian Journal of Agronomy 2017 (https://doi.org/10.4081/ija.2016.755)
The depletion of energy resources from fossil fuels and global warming have pushed to consider the agro-energy as one of the renewable energy sources for mitigation of climate change. In this context, agro-energy based on cultivation of energy crops ...

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The Solarevolution: Much More with Way Less, Right Now—The Disruptive Shift to Renewables
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9090676)
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ECONOMY "SMART BUILDINGS" HOUSING
Journal of Process Management. New Technologies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.5937/jouproman5-12730)
In terms of ensuring national security and the security of energy supply and energy sources, such as liquid fuels and gas, as well as energy independence from energy imports and energy, the focus of our strategy to shift towards renewable energy...

Evaluation of Excess Heat Utilization in District Heating Systems by Implementing Levelized Cost of Excess Heat
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030575)
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Economic and Environmental Study of Wineries Powered by Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems in Spain
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10020222)
This research developed a system that can make factories more independent from the grid. The system enhances efficiency since factory operation is powered by the renewable energy generated during the production process. Winemaking is a key sector tha...

Supporting Renewables’ Penetration in Remote Areas through the Transformation of Non-Powered Dams
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9121054)
Supplying power to remote areas may be a challenge, even for those communities already connected to the main grid. Power is often transmitted from long distances, under adverse weather conditions, and with aged equipment. As a rule, modernizing grid ...

Control Scheme of a Concentration Photovoltaic Plant with a Hybrid Energy Storage System Connected to the Grid
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020301)
In the last few decades, renewable energy sources (RESs) have been integrated into the electrical grid in order to curb the deficiency of energy owing to, among other factors, the depletion of fossil fuels and the increasing awareness of climate chan...

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Performance Indicators of Electricity Generation at Country Level—The Case of Italy
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030650)
Power Grids face significant variability in their operation, especially where there are high proportions of non-programmable renewable energy sources constituting the electricity mix. An accurate and up-to-date knowledge of operational data is essent...

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Integration of Electric Springs and Multi-Port Transformers—A New Solution for AC Microgrids with Renewable Energy Sources
Energies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en10020193)
The new concept of integrating electric springs (ESs) and multi-port transformers (MTPs) as an active solution for energy management in alternating current (AC) microgrids is proposed. With an ES located at the port where storage devices previously w...

Optimal Residential Load Scheduling Under Utility and Rooftop Photovoltaic Units
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11030611)
With the rapid advancement in technology, electrical energy consumption is increasing rapidly. Especially, in the residential sector, more than 80% of electrical energy is being consumed because of consumer negligence. This brings the challenging tas...

Electrical Market Management Considering Power System Constraints in Smart Distribution Grids
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9060405)
Rising demand, climate change, growing fuel costs, outdated power system infrastructures, and new power generation technologies have made renewable distribution generators very attractive in recent years. Because of the increasing penetration level o...

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Avtomatizaciâ Tehnologičeskih i Biznes-Processov 2017 (https://doi.org/10.15673/atbp.v10i4.818)
The study analyzed the heating system and hot water supply with  using renewable energy sources. To design an automatic control system for heating and hot water supply, which includes a solar collector, a heat pump and a centralized heating source, t...

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A Technological Overview of Biogas Production from Biowaste
Engineering 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENG.2017.03.002)
The current irrational use of fossil fuels and the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment are driving research into renewable energy production from organic resources and waste. The global energy demand is high, and most of this energy is prod...

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Design and Development of Green Eco-House
MATEC Web of Conferences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20163802006)
As humanity craves progression, there is an increase in the number of buildings being constructed on a global scale; this in turn leads to an increase in energy consumption to satisfy the development process which leads to more tons of greenhouse emi...

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The Social Perspective on the Renewable Energy Autonomy of Geographically Isolated Communities: Evidence from a Mediterranean Island
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9030327)
The use of renewable energy sources can provide a path toward sustainable development and regional energy independence. In particular, renewable-based energy autonomy constitutes a viable option in remote areas. This work presents a survey on the use...

Comprehensive Evaluation of Coordination Development for Regional Power Grid and Renewable Energy Power Supply Based on Improved Matter Element Extension and TOPSIS Method for Sustainability
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8020143)
In the background of exhaustion of the traditional fossil energy sources, developing renewable energy has become a strategic choice for China to achieve energy sustainable utilization and energy security. The coordination between renewable energy gen...

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A Fuzzy-Based Building Energy Management System for Energy Efficiency
Buildings 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8020014)
Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer immense potential to improve the energetic performance of buildings. Additionally, common building control systems are typically based on simple decision-making tools, which possess the ability t...

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Transitioning to sustainable use of biofuel in Australia★
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/rees/2017034)
Biofuel is identified as one of the key renewable energy sources for sustainable development, and can potentially replace fossil-based fuels. Anticipating the competition between food and energy security, the Australian Government is intensively expl...

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Simulation Based Investigation of the Impact of Information Sharing on the Offshore Wind Farm Installation Process
Journal of Renewable Energy 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8301316)
In the recent decades, the introduction of a sustainable and green energy infrastructure, and, by this, the reduction of emissions caused by fossil energy generation, has been focused on by industry-oriented nations worldwide. Among the technologies ...

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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.21622/RESD.2017.03.3.284)
Abstract - With the continuously rising energy demand and much dependence on imported fossil fuels, the Philippines is developing more sustainable sources of energy. Renewable energy seems to be a better alternative solution to meet the country’s ene...

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