Title: Carbon savings potential of energy-efficient motor technologies in Central and Eastern Europe

Authors: T. de Almeida, Paula Fonseca, Anibal Fernando Ferreira

Addresses: ISR, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II, 3030 290 Coimbra, Portugal. ISR, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II, 3030 290 Coimbra, Portugal. ISR, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II, 3030 290 Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract: This paper presents a brief overview of motor technologies and the main results of the characterisation of electricity use in Central and Eastern European countries, as well as the results of the assessment of carbon and electricity savings potential of energy efficient motor technologies in this field. Because this sector is scattered over many countries and because it was quite difficult to obtain accurate information on motor electricity use, only the main countries have been subject to this evaluation. The countries included in the study were Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Keywords: electricity end-use efficiency; energy efficient motors; variable speed drives; CO2 emissions reduction; Life Cycle Costs (LCC); Cost of Carbon Savings (CCS).

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2003.002377

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2003 Vol.1 No.3, pp.262-277

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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