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Title: Effective Management of Energy Consumption during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of ICT Solutions
Authors: Strielkowski, Wadim
Firsova, Irina
Lukashenko, Inna
Raudeliūnienė, Jurgita
Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Keywords: ICT solutions
project management
sustainable development
energy consumption
COVID-19
renewable energy
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Strielkowski, W.; Firsova, I.; Lukashenko, I.; Raudeliūnienė, J.; Tvaronavičienė, M. Effective Management of Energy Consumption during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of ICT Solutions. Energies 2021, 14, 893. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040893
Series/Report no.: 14;4
Abstract: This research tackles effective and functional management practices in energy consumption using advanced technological solutions to mitigate unexpected events. This study specifically focuses on the recent COVID-19 pandemic that led to a reduction in energy consumption and therefore meddled with the project management’s status quo for the energy sources. Moreover, this research analyzes the role of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in energy management before and after the recent coronavirus pandemic turmoil. This study also examined the role and place of sustainable energy resources in the effective management of energy consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main purpose of this research is to demonstrate how the recent coronavirus pandemic affected energy consumption and energy prices in many countries and how it paved the way for the new ICT in managing energy consumption. This study elaborated a model to show how these changes evolved in selected European Union (EU) Member States. It turns out that adjusted electricity consumption, as well as the average daily spot electricity prices for the baseload power in the EU countries, declined, and this trend is likely to continue in the next years to come. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, substantial changes in the economy led to reduced office space usage, cutting commuting and business trips, and bringing commercial travel almost to a halt, further shifting the energy balance towards renewable energy sources (RES). Besides, it becomes apparent that ICT solutions used in maintaining and superintending the energy balance are gaining popularity and wide recognition worldwide and will help pave the way towards modern and smart high-renewables grids.
Description: This article belongs to the Special Issue Knowledge and Project Management Peculiarities in Energy Sources and Energy Consumption
URI: http://dspace.vgtu.lt/handle/1/4249
ISSN: 1996-1073
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