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The flexibility requirements for power plants with CCS in a future energy system with a large share of intermittent renewable energy sources
 
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Gepubliceerd door: Publicatie datum:
ECN Beleidsstudies 26-8-2013
 
ECN publicatienummer: Publicatie type:
ECN-W--13-068 Artikel wetenschap tijdschrift
 
Aantal pagina's:
8  

Gepubliceerd in: Energy Procedia (Elsevier), , 2013, Vol.37, p.2657-2664.

Samenvatting:
This paper investigates flexibility issues of future low-carbon power systems. The short-term power system impacts of intermittent renewables are identified and roughly quantified based on a review of wind integration studies. Next, the flexibility parameters of three types of power plants with CO2 capture are quantified, and used in a power system model of The Netherlands to determine the technical and economic feasibility. We find that coal-fired power plants with CO2 capture achieve higher load factors and short-term profits than gas-fired plants in future power systems, and that those coal-fired plants are flexible enough to balance high levels of wind power.

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