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Title: Managing the Electricity-Gas Interface: Current Environment and Emerging Solutions

Abstract

Natural gas generators are now both the largest producer of electricity in the United States and the largest single end-use consumer of natural gas. Natural gas markets, which first developed to meet commercial and residential heating demands during winter months, are now entwined with electricity markets, which developed when natural gas provided a much lower fraction of total fuel supply for the electricity market. More coordination, both within daily operations and in long term planning, is required to ensure the continued supply of reliable electricity and natural gas. This review paper provides an overview of the evolution and current state of electricity and natural gas markets in the United States and summarizes the ways in which the two industries interact. It describes issues that warrant greater coordination between the natural gas and electricity industries. The paper also discusses the current state of natural gas and electricity models and the need for integrated models which include dynamic simulations of pipeline operations, especially when large amounts of variable generation exist in the electrical system. It outlines current modelling work being done to better simulate operations and planning of both systems. the electricity market. More coordination, both within daily operations and in longmore » term planning, is required to ensure the continued supply of reliable electricity and natural gas. This review paper provides an overview of the evolution and current state of electricity and natural gas markets in the United States and summarizes the ways in which the two industries interact. It describes issues that warrant greater coordination between the natural gas and electricity industries. The paper also discusses the current state of natural gas and electricity models and the need for integrated models which include dynamic simulations of pipeline operations, especially when large amounts of variable generation exist in the electrical system. It outlines current modelling work being done to better simulate operations and planning of both systems.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. University of Colorado Boulder; National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA)
OSTI Identifier:
1547264
Report Number(s):
NREL//TP-6A50-71750
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; electricity; natural gas; electricity-gas interface; gas-electricity coordination; grid operations; energy; energy modeling; gas markets; electricity markets

Citation Formats

Ericson, Sean J, Logan, Jeffrey S, and Kaffine, Daniel. Managing the Electricity-Gas Interface: Current Environment and Emerging Solutions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1547264.
Ericson, Sean J, Logan, Jeffrey S, & Kaffine, Daniel. Managing the Electricity-Gas Interface: Current Environment and Emerging Solutions. United States. doi:10.2172/1547264.
Ericson, Sean J, Logan, Jeffrey S, and Kaffine, Daniel. Wed . "Managing the Electricity-Gas Interface: Current Environment and Emerging Solutions". United States. doi:10.2172/1547264. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1547264.
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author = {Ericson, Sean J and Logan, Jeffrey S and Kaffine, Daniel},
abstractNote = {Natural gas generators are now both the largest producer of electricity in the United States and the largest single end-use consumer of natural gas. Natural gas markets, which first developed to meet commercial and residential heating demands during winter months, are now entwined with electricity markets, which developed when natural gas provided a much lower fraction of total fuel supply for the electricity market. More coordination, both within daily operations and in long term planning, is required to ensure the continued supply of reliable electricity and natural gas. This review paper provides an overview of the evolution and current state of electricity and natural gas markets in the United States and summarizes the ways in which the two industries interact. It describes issues that warrant greater coordination between the natural gas and electricity industries. The paper also discusses the current state of natural gas and electricity models and the need for integrated models which include dynamic simulations of pipeline operations, especially when large amounts of variable generation exist in the electrical system. It outlines current modelling work being done to better simulate operations and planning of both systems. the electricity market. More coordination, both within daily operations and in long term planning, is required to ensure the continued supply of reliable electricity and natural gas. This review paper provides an overview of the evolution and current state of electricity and natural gas markets in the United States and summarizes the ways in which the two industries interact. It describes issues that warrant greater coordination between the natural gas and electricity industries. The paper also discusses the current state of natural gas and electricity models and the need for integrated models which include dynamic simulations of pipeline operations, especially when large amounts of variable generation exist in the electrical system. It outlines current modelling work being done to better simulate operations and planning of both systems.},
doi = {10.2172/1547264},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
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