Transition towards higher penetration of renewables: an overview of interlinked technical, environmental and socio-economic challenges

Xinyu Chen*, Michael B. Mcelroy, Qiuwei Wu, Yinbiao Shu, Yusheng Xue

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Abstract

Investment for renewables has been growing rapidly since the beginning of the new century, and the momentum is expected to sustain in order to mitigate the impact of anthropogenic climate change. Transition towards higher renewable penetration in the power industry will not only confront technical challenges, but also face socio-economic obstacles. The connected between environment and energy systems are also tightened under elevated penetration of renewables. This paper will provide an overview of some important challenges related to technical, environmental and socio-economic aspects at elevated renewable penetration. An integrated analytical framework for interlinked technical, environmental and socio-economic systems will be presented at the end.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
Volume7
Issue number1
Number of pages8
ISSN2196-5625
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Integrated energy systems
  • Low carbon policies
  • Missing money problem
  • Solar power
  • Wind power

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