Wind and Gas : Back-up or Back-out “That is the Question”

Wind and Gas : Back-up or Back-out “That is the Question” / Nora Méray. Clingendael International Energy Programme, Dec. 2011, 48 p.

The focus of this study is to explore the effect that the deployment of a large share of wind energy has on the Northwest European power generation mix in the current market circumstances. The starting point of the study is that wind power is added to the power generation system with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions. Several other studies, papers and reports have been published on this subject which underline the complexity of the issue. Facts, projections and speculations from these studies have been assembled and analysed to give an as objective as possible overview on the foreseen effects of an increasing share of wind energy. As such, the study aims to give general insight in what would happen to the power mix if more wind energy were to be introduced, what the contribution to CO2 emissions reduction would be, and the potential role of natural gas and other fuels in handling long periods (> 4 hours) of low wind supply. The goal has not been to deliver an all-encompassing literature study, nor to calculate every scenario we could envisage, but rather to unravel some of the complexities related to backup capacity required in an electricity system with a large share of variable power…

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Danièle Revel (4 janvier 2012). Wind and Gas : Back-up or Back-out “That is the Question”. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 25 juillet 2024 à l’adresse

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