In this chapter, we try to connect the urban design features with energy consumption andconsequent pollution parameters. After a review of a selected set of approaches to UrbanEnergy Systems study with a special focus on electrical power systems, urban energy systemsare proposed as networks of multi-source hybrid energy hubs, where different energy flows arecollected at the same bus and can be stored, delivered or transformed as needed. Resources atthe hub and infrastructures interact with each other; therefore, both definition and boundaries ofsuch energy systems at urban level are difficult to be clearly outlined. Similarly, the possibility togenerate new operational models based on existing critical urban infrastructures is alsochallenging. This contribution proposes a preliminary study of urban energy hubs. Operations ofthermal, electrical and mobility infrastructures are considered as qualifying features of the hub,but still the interconnected operation is not taken into account. The application part shows,indeed, the analysis and optimized design of the energy system serving two different urbandistricts. The related optimized parametric design of power generation infrastructures isconsidered as a function of urban features. The results about emissions and costs providesome interesting conclusions about the linkage between energy planning and urban features atdistrict level, thus allowing, as possible application of this work, an energy-based territorialplanning for urban contexts.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||From smart grids to smart cities|
|Numero di pagine||43|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
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