Fusion power in a future low carbon global electricity system

H. Cabal, Y. Lechón, C. Bustreo, F. Gracceva, M. Biberacher, D. Ward, D. Dongiovanni, Poul Erik Grohnheit

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    Abstract

    Fusion is one of the technologies that may contribute to a future, low carbon, global energy supply system. In this article we investigate the role that it may play under different scenarios. The global energy model ETM (originally EFDA TIMES Model) has been used to analyse the participation of fusion technologies in the global electricity system in the long term. Results show that fusion technologies penetration is higher in scenarios with stricter CO2 emissions reduction targets. In addition, investment costs and discount rates of fusion technologies are key factors for fusion implementation. Finally, the main competitors for fusion in future are Carbon Capture and Storage and fission technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnergy Strategy Reviews
    Volume15
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISSN2211-467X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Climate change
    • Energy modelling
    • Fusion technologies
    • Global power system

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