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Direct and indirect energy consumption by source

Direct and indirect energy consumption by source

Relevance:
The indicator describes the RI's direct and indirect energy consumption by source.

Compilation:

  • Estimate the direct energy consumption by your RI using own energy sources.
  • Estimate the indirect energy consumption by your RI using electricity suppliers. This indicative figure will depend on the RI's type, siting and size, as well as the scale of the R&D activities.
  • Report the possible impacts of your RI on the local energy supply system.

Definitions and explanations:
Direct energy: is the energy produced and consumed by the RI within its own operations, projects and facilities. It may include energy from fuels, sunlight, wind, water, etc. for running the RI equipment and vehicles, and for producing power and heat on-site. For fuels it can be measured in gigajoules.

Indirect energy: is the energy produced outside the RI's boundaries by the electricity suppliers, and consumed on the RI's site. Indirect energy depends on the local electricity grids where the RI will operate. It is measured in gigajoules or megawatt hours.

For comparative studies to describe the energy requirements, use standard units, such as:

Voltage: Volt (V), Kilovolt (kV), etc.
Electrical power: Kilowatt (kW), Megawatt (MW), Gigawatt (GW), etc.

Electric energy: Kilowatt-hours (kWh), Megawatt-hours (MWh), Gigawatt-hours (GWh), etc.

Data sources and collection methods:

  • Document analysis of project documents as the project proposal
  • Interviews withRI technical experts and regional energy agencies.

Data sources and collection methods:

  • Descriptive content analysis

Data sources and collection methods:
None