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Intermittency and the value of renewable energy

Gautam Gowrisankaran

Intermittency and the value of renewable energy

by Gautam Gowrisankaran

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGautam Gowrisankaran, Stanley S. Reynolds, Mario Samano
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 17086, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 17086.
ContributionsReynolds, Stanley S., 1954-, Samano, Mario., 1954-, National Bureau of Economic Research
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25021661M
LC Control Number2011657304

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A key problem with renewable energy is intermittency. This paper develops a method to quantify the social costs of large-scale renewable energy generation. The method is based on a theoretical model of electricity system operations that allows for endogenous choices of generation capacity investment, reserve operations, and demandside management. Aim and Objectives. Today, renewable energies are increasingly proving to be a viable solution for addressing excessive CO 2 emissions and a growing global energy demand. Although energy systems making use of renewable energy are not yet reliable or cost-effective in several domains, they are essential for the sustainable development of smart communities.

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Intermittency and the value of renewable energy by Gautam Gowrisankaran Download PDF EPUB FB2

Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy Gautam Gowrisankarany Stanley S. Reynoldsz Mario Samanox May 6, Abstract A key problem with solar energy is intermittency: solar generators only produce when the sun is shining.

This adds to. Bent Sørensen, in Renewable Energy (Fifth Edition), Energy storage and auxiliaries. The intermittency of several renewable energy flows makes it imperative to include features in systems relying on renewable energy inputs that can ensure supply–demand matching in time and place.

For less than % renewable energy systems, the. Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy. May ; DOI: /w Authors: Gautam Gowrisankaran. ; A key problem with renewable energy is intermittency. Request PDF | Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy | A key problem with solar energy is intermittency: solar generators produce only when the sun is shining, adding to social costs and.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper develops an empirical approach to estimate the equilibrium value of renewable electricity technologies, and applies it to evaluate solar energy mandates in southeastern Arizona.

Solar generation and other renewables suffer from intermittency because weather varies and is only partially forecastable. Downloadable. A key problem with solar energy is intermittency: solar generators only produce when the sun is shining.

This adds to social costs and also requires electricity system operators to reoptimize key decisions with large-scale renewables. We develop a method to quantify the economic value of large-scale renewable energy. We estimate the model for southeastern Arizona. Renewable Energy Intermittency Explained: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities.

Critics of renewable energy often cite the fact that technologies like wind and solar only produce energy. V.M. Fthenakis, T. Nikolakakis, in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, Impact on the Grid of Solar and Wind Electricity Penetration.

The intermittency of solar and wind energy poses limits to the grid’s ability to absorb the electricity generated by such sources.

Storage technologies can ‘smoothen’ this variability in solar and wind generation, or shift variable generation to. Without a doubt, the biggest problem with mainstream renewable energy is intermittency.

Wind power is only generated when it’s windy, solar power is only generated when it’s sunny. This creates several fundamental issues. We need some level of predictability with our energy generation, or we risk mass blackouts.

On a windless day without. Variable renewable energy (VRE) is a renewable energy source that is non-dispatchable due to its fluctuating nature, like wind power and solar power, as opposed to a controllable renewable energy source such as dammed hydroelectricity, or biomass, or a.

A key problem with solar energy is intermittency: solar generators produce only when the sun is shining, adding to social costs and requiring electricity system operators to reoptimize key decisions. We develop a method to quantify the economic value of large-scale renewable energy.

We estimate the model for southeastern Arizona. Not accounting for offset carbon dioxide, we find social costs Cited by:   Renewable Intermittency Is Real If you’ve been paying attention to energy issues in the media lately, you may have encountered a curious narrative that’s starting to gain traction among.

We develop a method to quantify the economic value of large-scale renewable energy. We estimate the model for southeastern Arizona. Not accounting for offset CO2, we find social costs of $/MWh for 20 % solar generation, of which unforecastable intermittency accounts for $ and intermittency overall for.

CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): This paper develops an empirical approach to estimate the equilibrium value of intermittent renewable energy. We model an electricity system operator who optimizes the amount of generation capacity, operating reserves, and demand curtailment potentially in the presence of large-scale solar facilities.

This paper develops an empirical approach to estimate the equilibrium value of renewable electricity technologies, and applies it to evaluate solar energy mandates in southeastern Arizona.

Solar generation and other renewables suffer from intermittency because weather varies and. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): pository.

(external link). Intermittent electricity is electrical energy that is not continuously available due to external factors that cannot be controlled, produced by electricity generating sources that vary in their conditions on a fairly short time scale.

Sources of intermittent electricity include solar power, wind power, tidal power, and wave power. Although solar and tidal power are fairly predictable (length. Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy Gautam Gowrisankaran, Stanley S. Reynolds, Mario Samano. NBER Working Paper No.

Issued in MayRevised in May NBER Program(s):Environment and Energy Economics, Industrial Organization, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship A key problem with solar energy is intermittency: solar generators only produce Cited by: Get this from a library.

Intermittency and the value of renewable energy. [Gautam Gowrisankaran; Stanley S Reynolds; Mario Samano; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- This paper develops an empirical approach to estimate the equilibrium value of renewable electricity technologies, and applies it to evaluate solar energy mandates in southeastern Arizona.

intermittency and cyclic nature of renewable energy are seen as among the biggest hurdles to their large-scale adoption.3 This paper develops an empirical approach to value renewable energy accounting for intermittency.

In conjunction with assumptions on. Solution to Renewable Energy's Intermittency Problem: More Renewable Energy. A mix of offshore and onshore wind, along with contributions from .renewable energy integration challenges and mitigation strategies that have been implemented in the U.S.

and internationally including: forecasting, demand response, flexible generation, larger balancing areas or balancing area cooperation, and operational practices such as fast scheduling.values as a power source.1 The same is true of other renewable energy sources such as wind power.

To illustrate the issues of intermittency, Figures 1 and 2 show southeastern Arizona demand and solar PV output in solid lines, for Jul. and Aug. 15, respectively.2 Because southeastern Arizona power demand is driven by air conditioning, it peaks during hot and.