The value of flexibility in power systems with a high share of hydro generation: Case Brazil
Brazil is fortunate to have the excellent hydro resources installed, allowing the country to rely less on fossil fuels for power generation. However, the system is reliant on weather as most of the system’s demand is met with the dispatchable hydro generation. As the country, like the rest of the world, looks to decarbonize and add more wind and solar power, the power system dependence on the weather will only continue to increase. This study looks for a way to optimally balance the power system; new flexible generation is required to maintain system reliability, to balance renewables and to further reduce carbon emissions.
- Executive summary
- Introduction to Brazilian electricity
- Objectives of the study
- Studied scenarios
- Results and comments
- Summary and final recommendations