27 Dec '16, 4pm

Hey @TheEnergyGang LBNL says India can integrate 175GW RE easily, cheaply

India has announced a target of increasing the total renewable energy (RE) installed capacity from about 34GW in 2015 to 175GW by 2022 (including 100GW solar and 60GW wind capacity). This study assesses the technical feasibility of integrating 175 GW of renewables capacity in the Indian electricity grid, ascertains its impact on power sector investments and operations, and quantifies the incremental cost of such large-scale RE grid integration. The analysis is conducted by simulating economic dispatch of the power system using an industry standard production cost model, PLEXOS. The study finds that 175 GW of RE can be reliably integrated in the Indian grid by 2022 at an incremental wholesale electricity supply cost (at region boundary) of about Rs 32,000 Crore/yr (increase in average wholesale supply cost of Rs 0.14/kWh to Rs 0.22/kWh or 4 to 6% over the baseline). However...

Full article: https://eetd.lbl.gov/publications/techno-economic-assessm...

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