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IEEFA Report: High Integration of Renewables Won’t Compromise Energy Security

State of Green (Denmark):

The report, Power-Industry Transition, Here and Now, which is produced by the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, includes case studies from nine markets spread across the globe and considers the tools and policies they have applied to achieve a larger presence of variable renewables in their domestic markets. The markets covered are, listed in descending order of wind and solar market share of total net generation in 2017: Denmark (52.8%); South Australia (48.4%); Uruguay (32.2%); Germany (26%); Ireland (24.6%); Spain (23.2%); Texas (18%); California (15%); and the state of Tamil Nadu, India (14.3%).

The report focuses on the practical changes in market rules and resources required to manage the shift to higher levels of wind and solar power. It intends to demonstrate the ease and viability of integrating renewables into the grid without compromising security of supply. Furthermore, the report notes that high levels of renewables can, contrary to popular belief, actually promote system flexibility – all through an assortment of mechanisms that vary by specific national circumstances.

The report stresses that countries and markets should select options which suit their specific circumstances conditions best, thus avoiding radical redesigns of their power markets.

IEEFA Report: High Integration of Renewables Won’t Compromise Energy Security

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