Fusion power in a future low carbon global electricity system

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  • Author: Cabal, H.

    Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Spain

  • Author: Lechon, Y.

    Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Spain

  • Author: Bustreo, C.

    EURATOM-ENEA sulla Fusione, Italy

  • Author: Gracceva, F.

    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Italy

  • Author: Biberacher, M.

    Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria

  • Author: Ward, D.

    Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom

  • Author: Dongiovanni, D.

    Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Italy

  • Author: Grohnheit, Poul Erik

    Systems Analysis, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

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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
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI

    Research areas

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