Multi-criteria Evaluation of Local Energy Resilience
Based on the data from the Great East Japan Earthquake, I have assessed the prevention (e.g., recovery from blackouts), adaptation (e.g., restoration of thermal power stations), and conversion (conversion into distributed energy systems) with the multi-criteria of the resilience value (e.g., the cost of avoiding blackouts), CO2 emissions reduction, and capital expenditure. As a result, based on these three criteria, conversion into distributed energy systems is the most desirable approach for local energy resilience.
KeywordsEnvironmental resilience Energy resilience Decentralized energy system Climate change Regional revitalization
This research was supported by the Environment Research and Technology Development fund (1-1304) of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.
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