Energy transition in the Austrian Climate and Energy model regions: a multi-risk participatory governance perspective on regional resilience

Komendantova N (2018). Energy transition in the Austrian Climate and Energy model regions: a multi-risk participatory governance perspective on regional resilience. Procedia Engineering 212: 15-21. DOI:10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.003.

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Abstract

The Austrian Climate and Energy (CEM) model regions are facing energy transition towards a greater share of renewable energy sources in the final electricity mix. To guarantee the resilience of the CEM socio-economic and regional systems, an integrated approach towards electricity generation and transmission is necessary. The changing architecture of electricity generation is causing new challenges to the transmission grids to adapt. The cascading risks of existing and emerging risks for electricity transmission grids can lead to power outages and even blackouts. This paper argues about the need of a multi-risk approach towards risk assessment and risk governance for resilience of CEM regional electricity systems. It also discusses a multi-risk governance perspective as a tool to strengthen resilience of urban socio-economic systems against electricity blackouts. Based on extensive dialogue with stakeholders from the CEM regions over the last two years the paper develops recommendations for inclusive and participatory risk governance process. The data collection included contributions of stakeholders from public and private sector, as well as academia and civil society. The analysis of data was done in light of possible stakeholders and public engagement into decision-making processes on risk mitigation measures and strengthening of electricity infrastructure of the CEM regions in Austria for resilience in the process of energy transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate and energy model regions, energy transition, urban and regional resilience, electricity generation and transmission systems, electricity blackouts
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 12:09
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 07:13
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15131

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