Kęstutis Biekša doctoral thesis defense

Date2015-12-04
LocationLithuanian Energy Institute (202 a. Breslaujos st. 3, Kaunas, Lithuania)

Author, institution: Kęstutis Biekša, Lithuanian Energy Institute

Dissertation title: Energy Economic Model for Green Settlements

Science area, field: Social Sciences, Economics – 04S

Defense of the dissertation: 2015-12-04, 10:00, Lithuanian Energy Institute (Meeting Hall – AK-202 a.), Breslaujos st. 3, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Scientific Supervisor: Dr. Habil. Valentinas KLEVAS (Lithuanian Energy Institute, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S)

The Dissertation Defense Board of Economics Science Field:

  • Chairman – Prof. Dr. Vytautas SNIEŠKA (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S);
  • Prof. Dr. Habil. Zigmas LYDEKA (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S);
  • Prof. Dr. Bronius NEVERAUSKAS (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S);
  • Prof. Dr. Violeta PUKELIENĖ (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S);
  • Prof. Dr. Gražina STARTIENĖ (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S).

Official opponents:
Prof. Dr. Habil. Jonas ČEPINSKIS (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S);
Dr. Arvydas GALINIS (Lithuanian Energy Institute, Social Sciences, Economics – 04S).

The Doctoral Dissertation is available on the at the libraries of Kaunas University of Technology (K. Donelaičio st. 20, Kaunas) and Lithuanian Energy Institute (Breslaujos st.3, Kaunas).

Annotation:
The objective of the development of the energy economic model for green settlements is the preparation of the action program for redevelopment of energy economic model in the context of the green settlement concept and the preparation of calculation models using step-by-step methods in order to reach the maximal level of renewable energy resources (RES) usage, where a constant and long-term social development will not confront the primary life status, which is supported by continuous self-regulatory cyclic mechanism associated with long-term economic and energy sector objectives according to principles of circular economy. Energy process network synthesis (PNS) method is used for investigation of energy flow in the region and helps to set up a structure for regional energy economy. PNS method evaluates the potential energy economic development scenarios and allow to develop the model of green settlement. The energy economic model for green settlement involves the formation of a complex analysis of the RES technologies that provides a systematic approach to renewable technologies in the regions. A pattern of green settlement is formed with rural landscape elements developing city like infrastructure and reconciling agriculture and other economic sector activities. Energy economic model formed the most acceptable in the case of RES uptake of synthesizing various RES technologies and creating conditions for the rational implementation of renewable technologies.

Summary of doctoral thesis