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Generation and Transmission Expansion Planning With Respect to Global Warming Potential

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posted on 2021-04-22, 01:52 authored by Henrik SchwaeppeHenrik Schwaeppe, Albert Moser, Paolo Paronuzzi, Michele Monaci
As a result of global efforts to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions, future energy system designs must be investigated. However, previous studies in integrated generation and transmission expansion planning neglect indirect emissions and therefore the full global warming potential of system designs. We introduce a linear, single-stage integrated expansion planning model with respect to global warming potential of all components. Neglecting indirect emissions underestimates the global warming potential by more than 20% and the total cost by almost 10% in an exemplary showcase. The inclusion of indirect emissions tightens the emission budget and therefore leads to different system designs.


Integrated Planning of Multi-Energy Systems

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