Determine the Electrical Energy Saving in Residential Sector of Iraq

  • Farook A. Sultan Lecturer at Al-Hikma college University, Baghdad – Iraq
Keywords: Electrical energy saving (ES), minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES), energy efficiency class (EEC).

Abstract

The electricity consumption in residential complexes has severe impact on electricity production in Iraq because it currently constitutes more than 47% of the national energy consumption. Calculations have been made on the basis of predicted growth of residential energy consumption for the next 10 years which shows an increase from 64783 GWh in 2013 to 121606 GWh in 2023. This study analysis the data with a view to exploring the most suitable management systems for the residential electricity consumption in order to reduce the impact on the national energy production and promote the other sectors by saving energy  consumption. It is worth mentioning that the household appliances and lighting devices which consume 34.95%, 13.55% and 13.20% of the total electrical energy consumptions in the residential sector respectively. Five scenarios have been adopted for maximizing the energy saving. It has been found that the fifth scenario is the best one.

References

. Informatics Center of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity ICME (2013), Official data for production, consumption and distribution of electricity, Baghdad, Iraq.

. International Energy Agency IEA 2013, Iraq energy outlook, 75739 paris cedex, France .

. Schiellerup, p. (2002), an examination of the effectiveness of EU minimum standard on cold appliances: the British case, (3),327-332.

. Tao, J, Yu, S, (2011), Implementation of energy efficiency standards of household refrigerator/freezer in China: potential environment and economic impacts, applied energy, (88), 1890-1905.

. Alwiya M. abd alfattah (2012), Electricity savings and environmental impacts by implementing energy efficiency standards and labels for electrical appliances in Jordan, University of Jordan, Master

. Meyers, S., McMahon, J.E., McNneil, M., Liu, X., (2013), Impacts of US Fedral Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances, Energy Policy, 8(28), 755-767.

. Mahlia T.M.I., Masjuki, H.H., Sadur, R., Choudhury, I.A., Noorleha (2015), Projected electricity saving from implementing minimum energy efficiency standard for household refrigerators in Malaysia, Energy, (28) 751-754.

Published
2019-07-25
Section
Articles