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Using Resource Based Slicing to Capture the Intermittency of Variable Renewables

Mariliis Lehtveer (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Niclas Mattsson ; Fredrik Hedenus (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori) ; Martin Soini (Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori)

As the share of variable renewables – wind and solar PV – is expected to grow significantly in coming decades, it has become increasingly important to account for their intermittency in large scale energy models that are used to explore long term energy futures. In this paper we propose and evaluate one method for doing so, namely, resource based slicing. In addition we implement storage based on possible transitions between slices which allows us to explore new dynamics between intermittent generation and electricity storage in large scale models. Our preliminary results show that this approach manages to capture many aspects introduced by variable renewables such as need for flexible generation capacity and curtailment at high penetration levels. We show that adding electricity storage to the system will favour solar power but has only a minor effect on wind and nuclear power.

Nyckelord: Variability, renewable energy sources, energy system model, time slices

NB! This is a working paper as published in Mariliis Lehtveer’s doctoral thesis “Modelling the Role of Nuclear Power and Variable Renewables in Climate Change Mitigation”, 2016. For further information on or citing of this work please contact the authors.

Denna post skapades 2016-06-30. Senast ändrad 2016-06-30.
CPL Pubid: 238707


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Institutionen för energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori (2005-2017)



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