Technical and economic analysis of the European electricity system with 60% RES
Technical and economic analysis of the European electricity system with 60% RES / Alain Burtin & Vera Silva. EDF R&D, 17 June 2015, 25 p.
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–> France’s EDF finds wind & solar reducing baseload, Renewables International, 6/07/2015
In a brief study, the French operator of the country’s nuclear plants unsurprisingly finds that backup generation capacity for fluctuating wind and solar will need to be as flexible as possible. The study also finds that the backup conventional fleet will be smaller. The study published in mid-June investigates what 60 percent renewable electricity would look like, in line with the EU’s current target of 55 percent by 2050. Because hydropower and biomass resources do not have much further potential, the growth will need to come primarily from wind and solar… lire la suite