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Title: US Renewable Futures in the GCAM

Abstract

This report examines renewable energy deployment in the United States using a version of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) with a detailed representation of renewables; the GCAM-RE. Electricity generation was modeled in four generation segments and 12-subregions. This level of regional and sector detail allows a more explicit representation of renewable energy generation. Wind, solar thermal power, and central solar PV plants are implemented in explicit resource classes with new intermittency parameterizations appropriate for each technology. A scenario analysis examines a range of assumptions for technology characteristics, climate policy, and long distance transmission.

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Analysis (EI-30) (Energy Analysis Corporate)
OSTI Identifier:
1219303
Report Number(s):
PNNL-20823
5276
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
renewable energy; deployment; electricity; generation; transmission; Global Change Assessment Model; GCAM; modeling; scenario; analysis; climate policy

Citation Formats

Smith, S. J., Mizrahi, A. H., Karas, J. F., and Nathan, M. US Renewable Futures in the GCAM. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1219303.
Smith, S. J., Mizrahi, A. H., Karas, J. F., & Nathan, M. US Renewable Futures in the GCAM. United States. doi:10.2172/1219303.
Smith, S. J., Mizrahi, A. H., Karas, J. F., and Nathan, M. Sat . "US Renewable Futures in the GCAM". United States. doi:10.2172/1219303. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1219303.
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author = {Smith, S. J. and Mizrahi, A. H. and Karas, J. F. and Nathan, M.},
abstractNote = {This report examines renewable energy deployment in the United States using a version of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) with a detailed representation of renewables; the GCAM-RE. Electricity generation was modeled in four generation segments and 12-subregions. This level of regional and sector detail allows a more explicit representation of renewable energy generation. Wind, solar thermal power, and central solar PV plants are implemented in explicit resource classes with new intermittency parameterizations appropriate for each technology. A scenario analysis examines a range of assumptions for technology characteristics, climate policy, and long distance transmission.},
doi = {10.2172/1219303},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
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