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Lombardi, Francesco
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Pickering, Bryn
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Colombo, Emanuela
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Pfenninger, Stefan
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2021-03-10T13:12:47Z
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2021-03-10T13:12:47Z
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2020-10-14
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2542-4351
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2542-4785
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10.1016/j.joule.2020.08.002
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/473835
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Designing highly renewable power systems involves a number of contested decisions, such as where to locate generation and transmission capacity. Yet, it is common to use a single result from a cost-minimizing energy system model to inform planning. This neglects many more alternative results, which might, for example, avoid problematic concentrations of technology capacity in any one region. To explore such alternatives, we develop a method to generate spatially explicit, practically optimal results (SPORES). Applying SPORES to Italy, we find that only photovoltaic and storage technologies are vital components for decarbonizing the power system by 2050; other decisions, such as locating wind power, allow flexibility of choice. Most alternative configurations are insensitive to cost and demand uncertainty, while dealing with adverse weather requires excess renewable generation and storage capacities. For policymakers, the approach can provide spatially detailed power system transformation options that enable decisions that are socially and politically acceptable. © 2020 Elsevier Inc.
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en
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Cell Press
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dc.subject
Decarbonization
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Energy modeling
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Policy alternatives
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Near-optimal solutions
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SPORES
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Spatially explicit
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dc.subject
Wind deployment
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dc.subject
Renewables
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dc.subject
Italy
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dc.subject
Uncertainty
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dc.title
Policy Decision Support for Renewables Deployment through Spatially Explicit Practically Optimal Alternatives
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dc.type
Journal Article
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2020-08-24
ethz.journal.title
Joule
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4
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ethz.journal.issue
10
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ethz.pages.start
2185
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ethz.pages.end
2207
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Cambridge, MA
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09451 - Patt, Anthony G. / Patt, Anthony G.
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02350 - Dep. Umweltsystemwissenschaften / Dep. of Environmental Systems Science::02723 - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen / Institute for Environmental Decisions::09451 - Patt, Anthony G. / Patt, Anthony G.
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2020-10-16T03:40:35Z
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yes
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Metadata only
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2021-03-10T13:12:58Z
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2021-03-10T13:12:58Z
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/465639
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/446223
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