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C-E (curtailment – Energy share) map: An objective and quantitative measure to evaluate wind and solar curtailment

Abstract

As the share of VRE (variable renewable energy) has grown rapidly, curtailment issues have arisen worldwide. This paper evaluates and compares curtailment situations in selected countries using an objective and quantitative evaluation tool named the “C-E map” (curtailment-energy share map). The C-E map is a correlation map between curtailment ratios that mean curtailed wind (or solar) energy per available energy and energy shares of wind (or solar). The C-E map can draw a historical trend curve in a given country/area, as an at-a-glance tool to enable historical and/or international comparison. The C-E map also can classify the given countries/areas into several categories, according to the current levels of curtailment ratio and historical trends. The C-E map helps institutional and objective understanding of curtailment for non-experts including policy makers.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Yoh Yasuda
  • Lori Bird
  • Enrico Carlini
  • Peter Børre Eriksen
  • Ana Estanqueiro
  • Damian Flynn
  • Daniel Fraile
  • Emilio Gomez Lazaro
  • Sergio Martín-Martínez
  • Daisuke Hayashi
  • Hannele Holttinen
  • Debra Lew
  • John McCam
  • Nickie Menemenlis
  • Raul Miranda
  • Antje Orths
  • J. Charles Smith
  • Emanuele Taibi
  • Til Kristian Vrana

Affiliation

  • Kyoto University
  • USA
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin
  • Belgium
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer

Year

2022

Published in

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

ISSN

1364-0321

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

160

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