publication . Article . 2017

A Cost Optimized Fully Sustainable Power System for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim

Ashish Gulagi; Dmitrii Bogdanov; Christian Breyer;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Energies (issn: 1996-1073, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
In this paper, a cost optimal 100% renewable energy based system is obtained for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim region for the year 2030 on an hourly resolution for the whole year. For the optimization, the region was divided into 15 sub-regions and three different scenarios were set up based on the level of high voltage direct current grid connections. The results obtained for a total system levelized cost of electricity showed a decrease from 66.7 €/MWh in a decentralized scenario to 63.5 €/MWh for a centralized grid connected scenario. An integrated scenario was simulated to show the benefit of integrating additional demand of industrial gas and desalinat...
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free text keywords: 100% renewable energy, Southeast Asia, Australia, energy system optimization, storage, grid integration, economics, Technology, T
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