E3S Web Conf.
Volume 209, 2020ENERGY-21 – Sustainable Development & Smart Management
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Session 5. Reliability of Fuel and Energy Supply to the Consumer, Energy Security|
|Published online||23 November 2020|
Analysis of the prospects of adopting the digital technology across sectors of the economy and its impact on the demand for energy carriers
ESI SB RAS, Energy security Department, 664033 130, Lermontov Str., Irkutsk, Russia
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Projections of the demand for fuel and energy resources are an essential and fundamental part of the research that underpins the process of developing and making strategic-level decisions as applied to the national and regional energy and economic security. Identification, analysis, and study of the impact of factors and interrelationships in the energy and economy on the volume and structure of the demand for energy carriers is an integral part of the methodology for long-term projections of energy consumption. The use of the digital technology related to monitoring, acquisition, processing of large amounts of data across all sectors of the economy and everyday life of the population as of now already consumes more than 5% of electricity in the world and its further growth is expected. The study analyzes the possibilities of application of individual digital technologies in various sectors of the economy. Some estimates of their impact on demand for different types of fuel and energy resources are given. We note a great deal of uncertainty in the existing estimates of future energy consumption due to the government policy in this area, changes in the lifestyle patterns of the population, and the speed of development and adoption of technology innovations.
Key words: Energy consumption / energy efficiency / energy saving / digital technology / data processing center / connected devices
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