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Principles and criteria for evaluating the adaptability of energy systems

Vol. 13, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2017

Received: 27 September 2017

Received in revised form: 16 October 2017

Accepted: 6 November 2017

Available online: 22 December 2017

Subject Heading: ENERGY SECURITY

JEL Classification: Q43, Q47

Pages: 2335–2348

Loktionov V.I. Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Importance The article focuses on the adaptability of energy systems understood as an ability of the systems to adapt to changing conditions and stressful circumstances.
Objectives The article provides a conceptual understanding of the adaptability of contemporary energy systems through the lens of its evaluation methodology development.
Methods The research involves general scientific methods of analysis and synthesis, and special methods for analyzing the operation of energy systems.
Results I detect factors and criteria that shape the adaptability of energy systems as a whole and their components at various stages of the energy production and consumption. I systematize adaptability indicators of the energy systems in line with steps of the adaptation process, devise methodological principles for analyzing the adaptability of the energy system and propose the respective algorithm. The findings can be used to outline programs for developing the national energy sector as a whole and regional energy systems.
Conclusions and Relevance Methods for evaluating the adaptability of energy systems are being developed due to a number of reasons mentioned in the article.

Keywords: energy, adaptability, analysis, energy security


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