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The increasing impact of weather on electricity supply and demand

Iain Staffell () and Stefan Pfenninger

Energy, 2018, vol. 145, issue C, 65-78

Abstract: Wind and solar power have experienced rapid cost declines and are being deployed at scale. However, their output variability remains a key problem for managing electricity systems, and the implications of multi-day to multi-year variability are still poorly understood. As other energy-using sectors are electrified, the shape and variability of electricity demand will also change. We develop an open framework for quantifying the impacts of weather on electricity supply and demand using the Renewables.ninja and DESSTINEE models. We demonstrate this using a case study of Britain using National Grid's Two Degrees scenario forwards to 2030.

Keywords: Electricity; Renewables; Wind; Solar; Demand; Weather variability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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