The use of the water element in the energetics of Micro-urban development in Slovak Republic and Taiwan R.O.C.

Stefan Tkac (stefan.tkac@tuke.sk)
Technical University of Košice, Vysokoškolská u. 4, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia. Department of Architecture and Building Constructions, Faculty of Civil Engineering,
and
Chung Hua University, No. 707, Sec.2, WuFu Rd., Hsinchu – 30012 Taiwan R.O.C.   College of Architecture and Urban Planning,

Zuzana Vranayova (zuzana.vranayova@tuke.sk)
Technical University of Košice, Vysokoškolská u. 4, 042 00 Kosice, Slovakia. Department of Architecture and Building Constructions, Faculty of Civil Engineering,

ABSTRACT
The unregulated development of micro-urban areas is underestimated in both cases, so are the energy issues bound with them. The proposed urban idea consists of energy resource decentralisation by means of a detailed focus on micro-urban development through the combination of accurate hydro distribution systems for direct energy production in a place of consumption as a part of the autarchic micro-urban grids arranged in “efficiency electric power grid circles“ calculated by loses in wiring. This urban energy model binds micro-urban structures in one solid network and at the same time creates local smart energy communities built up on each individual dwelling unit that can produce energy for itself from renewable resources locally available and support the local micro-urban public grid or even support the nearest city public grid. Proposed new multi-purpose small hydro type is one of the preliminary small scale systems that could be precisely tailored to micro-urban demands and partially support the proposed urban model.

Keywords: Energy, Micro Hydro, Water Turbine, Renewable resources, Water management.

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