Determining the impact of renewable energy on balancing costs, back up costs, grid costs and subsidies

N/A | October 11, 2016

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Intermittent renewable energy sources (IRES), such as wind and solar photovoltaics (PV), are taking up an increasingly important role in electric power systems. These IRES have a number of characteristics, making them distinct from other sources: they are variable, limitedly predictable and location-specific/modular. This study determines the integration costs of IRES linked to these characteristics, for the Belgian electric power system from now till 2030.

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