Optimal Integration of Intermittent Renewables: A System LCOE Stochastic Approach
AbstractWe propose a system level approach to value the impact on costs of the integration of intermittent renewable generation in a power system, based on expected breakeven cost and breakeven cost risk. To do this, we carefully reconsider the definition of Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) when extended to non-dispatchable generation, by examining extra costs and gains originated by the costly management of random power injections. We are thus lead to define a ‘system LCOE’ as a system dependent LCOE that takes properly into account intermittent generation. In order to include breakeven cost risk we further extend this deterministic approach to a stochastic setting, by introducing a ‘stochastic system LCOE’. This extension allows us to discuss the optimal integration of intermittent renewables from a broad, system level point of view. This paper thus aims to provide power producers and policy makers with a new methodological scheme, still based on the LCOE but which updates this valuation technique to current energy system configurations characterized by a large share of non-dispatchable production. Quantifying and optimizing the impact of intermittent renewables integration on power system costs, risk and CO
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Lucheroni, C.; Mari, C. Optimal Integration of Intermittent Renewables: A System LCOE Stochastic Approach. Energies 2018, 11, 549.
Lucheroni C, Mari C. Optimal Integration of Intermittent Renewables: A System LCOE Stochastic Approach. Energies. 2018; 11(3):549.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lucheroni, Carlo; Mari, Carlo. 2018. "Optimal Integration of Intermittent Renewables: A System LCOE Stochastic Approach." Energies 11, no. 3: 549.
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