Empowering Variable Renewables Options for Flexible Electricity Systems

| March 19, 2018

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Increasing the share of renewables in energy portfolios is key to reducing global CO2 emissions. Variable renewables, such as wind, wave, tidal, solar and run-of-river hydro, share a characteristic that distinguishes them from conventional sources of energy: their output varies according to the availability of the resource. This variability represents an additional challenge in terms of their integration in power systems. However, if a power system is sufficiently flexible, the significance of variability is reduced. A flexible electricity system is one that can respond reliably and rapidly to large fluctuations in supply and demand. Some flexibility already features in electricity systems: in the generation portfolio, in markets, in transmission and distribution, and in the shape of electricity demand.

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