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A Comparative Study about the Calculation of Primary Energy Factor (PEF) Values of Electricity Generation for the Policymaking in Energy Sector

Version 1 : Received: 18 October 2019 / Approved: 21 October 2019 / Online: 21 October 2019 (12:59:09 CEST)

How to cite: Rasheed, U.; Ibrahim, A.; Lee, H. A Comparative Study about the Calculation of Primary Energy Factor (PEF) Values of Electricity Generation for the Policymaking in Energy Sector. Preprints 2019, 2019100243 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0243.v1). Rasheed, U.; Ibrahim, A.; Lee, H. A Comparative Study about the Calculation of Primary Energy Factor (PEF) Values of Electricity Generation for the Policymaking in Energy Sector. Preprints 2019, 2019100243 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0243.v1).

Abstract

The stability between the limited available energy resources and their consumption is an important concern of the modern world. The study deals with the development of the methods for measuring the energy performance of different renewable and non-renewable resources used for electricity generation with the help of an energy performance indicator called the Primary Energy Factor (PEF). This study takes account of all energy stages from the resources extraction to its transportation, conversion, combustion and then finally to utilization. The study conducted a comparative approach to calculate the PEF values of electricity generated in South Korea from the period of 1980 to 2017. Four different methodologies namely Eurostat methodology, Life cycle methodology, Modified Eurostat methodology, and upper-end methodology have been used. A set of Programs has been written in MATLAB to calculate the i. PEF values of electricity generated. ii. Impact of different renewable and non-renewable energy sources on PEF values. iii. Future trend of PEF values of electricity in South Korea At the national and local level, this study will help the government and other law-making institutions to make policies regarding annual purchase consumptions of energies by different industrial, residential, public and transportation sectors and at the Global level, the implementation of this study will be the catastrophe of maintaining the stability between the available energy resources, and consumptions. This, in turn, will lead to suitable living conditions for future generations

Subject Areas

primary energy factor (pef); energy analysis of South Korea; electricity analysis

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