Transmission Expansion for Renewable Energy Scale-Up: Emerging Lessons and Recommendations

Transmission Expansion for Renewable Energy Scale-Up: Emerging Lessons and Recommendations

by Marcelino Madrigal, Steven Stoft
     
 
In their efforts to increase the share of renewable in electricity grids to reducing emissions or increasing energy diversity, developed and developing countries are finding that a considerable scale-up of investments in transmission infrastructures will be necessary to achieve their goals. Renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, and hydro power, tend to be

Overview

In their efforts to increase the share of renewable in electricity grids to reducing emissions or increasing energy diversity, developed and developing countries are finding that a considerable scale-up of investments in transmission infrastructures will be necessary to achieve their goals. Renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, and hydro power, tend to be sited far from existing electricity grids and consumption centers. Achieving desired supply levels from these sources requires that networks be expanded to reach many sites and to ensuring the different supply variation patterns of renewable are combined with existing sources in the grid to ensure the constantly varying demand for electricity is always met.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821395981
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Series:
World Bank Studies
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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