How the cold crunch has impacts on Delhi, India in terms of residential AC adoption & space cooling energy demand.

dc.contributor.advisorEker, Sibel
dc.contributor.authorGencmazlumo, Ali Metehan
dc.description.abstractDue to the rising temperatures nowadays, the need for cooling increases and boosts the adoption of AC, triggering more and more space cooling energy consumption. This phenomenon called the cold crunch is one of the most critical yet often overlooked energy issues of our time. The external main drivers of the problem, i.e. economic growth, population growth, and climate change, boost the problem to extent that developing countries in a hot climate might face looming disturbances in the near future. With the system dynamics methodology, a model has been developed to examine the cold crunch in Delhi, India with the aim of understanding how the major drivers shape the system and testing the effectiveness of suggested policies. Different scenario analysis has been conducted to capture plausible futures. The results highlighted that the logistic growth in AC adoption produces exponential growth in energy consumption and the different scenario analysis shows that economic growth is the most effective factor that boosts the adoption of AC. Suggested policies, which are increasing both efficiency of ACs and infrastructure conditions, decreased the space cooling energy demand by % 10 by 2050. The significant takeaway point from this study is that due to AC adoption being in the acceleration phase in Delhi, India, actions that are taken soon have more effectiveness overall.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationBusiness Analysis and Modellingen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeMaster Business Administrationen_US
dc.titleHow the cold crunch has impacts on Delhi, India in terms of residential AC adoption & space cooling energy demand.en_US
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