Extended pinch targeting techniques for carbon-constrained energy sector planning

Sin Cherng Lee, Denny Kok Sum Ng, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo, Raymond R. Tan

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This paper presents new pinch targeting approaches to locate the minimum CO2-neutral and low-carbon sources for energy sector planning. Graphical targeting approach is firstly used to locate minimum consumption of low-carbon source for energy sector planning. A novel automated targeting approach is next presented to determine the optimum allocation of energy sources in a segregate planning scenario where energy targets for different sub-sectors in the planning horizon are located.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


  • Carbon emission reduction
  • Energy planning
  • Optimisation
  • Pinch analysis
  • Process integration
  • Targeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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