Fundamental properties of and transition to a fully renewable pan-european power system

  • We introduce a top-down stylized model to analyse the impact of a transition to a European power system based only on wind and solar power. Wind and solar power generation is calculated from high-resolution weather data and based on the country specific electricity demand alone, we introduce a model of the conventional power system that facilitates simple spatio-temporal modelling of its macroscopic behavior without direct reference to the underlying technological, economical, and political development in the system. Using this model, we find that wind and solar power generation can replace conventional power generation and power capacity to a large degree if power transmission across the continent is made possible.

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Author:Gorm Bruun AndresenORCiD, Morten Grud RasmussenORCiD, Rolando A. Rodriguez, Sarah BeckerGND, Martin GreinerORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):EPJ Web of Conferences
Publisher:EDP Sciences
Place of publication:Les Ulis
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2012/10/02
Date of first Publication:2012/10/02
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:European Energy Conference (2 : 2012 : Maastricht)
Release Date:2023/02/12
Page Number:7
Institutes:Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 2.0