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The observed cost of high penetration solar and wind electricity

Blakers, Andrew; Stocks, Matthew; Lu, Bin; Cheng, Cheng

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High levels of variable solar and wind must be balanced with alternative generation, storage, transmission and demand management to ensure continuous availability of electricity. The cost of balancing has been disputed, which militates against mass deployment of solar and wind to mitigate climate change. Australia is installing solar and wind 10 times faster than the global per capita average which constitutes a natural experiment in the real cost of balancing. The National Electricity Market...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/295626
Source: Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121150

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