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Wind intermittency & CO2 reductions: the case of the Spanish power system
Año:2012
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías
Datos
Descripción
Renewable energy sources are believed to reduce drastically greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be generated from fossil fuels used to generate electricity. This implies that a unit of renewable energy will replace a unit of fossil-fuel, with its CO2 emissions, on an equivalent basis (with no other effects on the grid). But, the fuel economy and emissions in the existing power systems are not proportional with the electricity production of intermittent sources due to cycling of the fossil fuel plants that make up the balance of the grid (i.e. changing the power output makes thermal units to operate less efficiently). This study focuses in the interactions between wind generation and thermal plants cycling, by establishing the levels of extra fuel use caused by decreased efficiencies of fossil back-up for wind electricity in Spain. We analyze the production of all thermal plants in 2011, studying different scenarios where wind penetration causes major deviations in programming, while we define a procedure for quantifying the carbon reductions by using emission factors and efficiency curves from the existing installations. The objectives are to discuss the real contributions of renewable energies to the environmental targets as well as suggest alternatives that would improve the reliability of future power systems.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Dublín (Irlanda)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
978-18-7376-911-9
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
05/06/2012
Fecha fin congreso
08/06/2012
Desde la página
335
Hasta la página
340
Título de las actas
Proceedings of SEEP 2012, Part I
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Participantes
  • Autor: Fernando Gutierrez Martin (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
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