Pathways towards 100% carbon reduction for electric utility power systems

Pathways towards 100% carbon reduction for electric utility power systems

Electric utilities and government agencies are moving towards 100% carbon-free energy. Despite the enthusiasm behind this goal there are a considerable number of open questions. For example, what is the cost of a “carbon-free” system versus a “carbon-neutral system”? And what are these costs relative to? This work addresses these questions by determining the costs and carbon reduction trajectories associated with 100% targets.

Pathways towards 100% carbon reduction for electric utility power systems

Electric utilities and government agencies are moving towards 100% carbon-free energy. Despite the enthusiasm behind this goal there are a considerable number of open questions. For example, what is the cost of a “carbon-free” system versus a “carbon-neutral system”? And what are these costs relative to? This work addresses these questions by determining the costs and carbon reduction trajectories associated with 100% targets.

 

 

Pathways towards 100% carbon reduction for electric utility power systems

Contents

  1. Introduction and background
  2. The utility system
  3. Future new build and other considerations for modeling future scenarios
  4. Scenario definitions
  5. Long-term planning approach
  6. Results
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusions



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