Impacts of considering electric sector variability and reliability in the MESSAGE model

Sullivan P, Krey V, & Riahi K (2013). Impacts of considering electric sector variability and reliability in the MESSAGE model. Energy Strategy Reviews 1 (3): 157-183. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2013.01.001.

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Abstract

This paper introduces a methodology for incorporating metrics for electric-sector reliability into a global Integrated Assessment Model. Using load, resource availability, and system dispatch data with high temporal resolution, we designed a set of reduced-form constraints that guide investment and usage decisions among power plants in IIASA's MESSAGE model. The analysis examines how such reliability metrics impact modeled system build-out, including in scenarios with greenhouse gas (GHG) limits. Scenarios show how carefully chosen model constraints can allow a flexible approach to treating integrations concerns of variable renewable technologies into the electric sector in a high-level energy model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Variable renewable technologies; Electric sector reliability; Grid integration; Optimization model
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Strategy Reviews; 1(3):157-183 (March 2013) (Published online 8 February 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 10:40
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10505

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