Renewable Energy Potentials in the Administrative Regions of Hungary

  • Bálint Hartmann Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research
  • Attila Talamon Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research
  • Viktória Sugár Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research
Keywords: Renewable Energy Potentials

Abstract

The purpose of the national “Energy map (E-map)” project (KEOP 7.9.0/12-2013-0017) was to create an interactive energy map for Hungary to serve as the basis for financial resource use planning and implementation from 2014 to 2020. The map incorporated all available regional energy data in sectoral components, using statistical databases and graphical information system (GIS) methodologies.

This article introduces the methodology and selected results of the evaluation process. In the first part, definitions of theoretical, technological and economic potentials of renewable energy sources are created, using the National Renewable Action Plan of Hungary. The assessment considers hydropower, wind energy, solar, geothermal and biomass energy potentials. It discusses how the regional potential of each energy source was determined, using available databases. The second part of the article provides an overview of the results. Finally, we offer an update on recent renewable energy policy changes that have occurred in Hungary.

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Author Biographies

Bálint Hartmann, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research

Bálint Hartmann, has a M. of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He is senior lecturer with the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is also a part-time research fellow with the Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a former officer of the AEE Hungary Student Chapter. He received the AEE Legend in Energy recognition in 2011. His interests include distributed generation, renewable energy sources, energy storage and smart grids. He is the corresponding author for this article. Email: hartmann. balint@energia.mta.hu.

Attila Talamon, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research

Attila Talamon received his Ph.D. in 2015 with research focusing on the Hungarian possibilities of low energy buildings. He received a M. of Science degree in mechanical engineering from BUTE. He joined the Student Association of Energy in 2007; he is currently a senior member. He holds certifications as an energy auditor and building energy specialist. He was involved in several international scientific projects as leading expert. Since 2009 he has been lecturing on subjects related to renewable sources and building energy at BUTE and University of Debreceni Egyetem (DE). He is currently with the Szent István University. He is also a research fellow with the Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Email: talamon.attila@energia.mta.hu.

Viktória Sugár, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Energy Research

Viktória Sugár received her M. of Science degree in architectural engineering from Szent István University where she has been lecturing since 2011. Her main research topics are sustainable architecture and complex architectural rehabilitation of densely built urban fabrics. She is a Ph.D. student and an assistant researcher with the Centre for Energy Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Email: sugar.viktoria@energia. mta.hu.

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Published
2017-09-01
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