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Title: Representation of the Solar Capacity Value in the ReEDS Capacity Expansion Model: Preprint

An important emerging issue is the estimation of renewables' contributions to reliably meeting system demand, or their capacity value. While the capacity value of thermal generation can be estimated easily, assessment of wind and solar requires a more nuanced approach due to resource variability. Reliability-based methods, particularly, effective load-carrying capacity (ELCC), are considered to be the most robust techniques for addressing this resource variability. The Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) capacity expansion model and other long-term electricity capacity planning models require an approach to estimating CV for generalized PV and system configurations with low computational and data requirements. In this paper we validate treatment of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity value by ReEDS capacity expansion model by comparing model results to literature for a range of energy penetration levels. Results from the ReEDS model are found to compare well with both comparisons--despite not being resolved at an hourly scale.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1150799
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-62015
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-40), 8-13 June 2014, Denver, Colorado
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY; POWER SYSTEM SIMULATION; SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR POWER GENERATION; Solar Energy - General; Energy Analysis