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Table 1 Characteristics of different energy distribution pathways

From: Spatial dimensions of sustainable energy systems: new visions for integrated spatial and energy planning

Energy form Density Range Feed-in Utilisation
Electricity Low voltage Very high 10 km Everywhere Everywhere
  Medium voltage High 50 km Everywhere Everywhere
  High voltage Medium 500 km International, urban centre, suburban, small city Urban centre, suburban area, small town
Gas Low pressure Very high 20 km Urban centre, suburban, small town, selectively in rural areas Urban centre, suburban area, small city
  High pressure Very low 1,000 km International, urban centre Urban centre
Heat   Very high 10 km Everywhere Everywhere
Oil   Very low 1,000 km International, urban centre Urban centre