Reduction of CO2 emissions due to wind energy - methods and issues in estimating operational emission reductions

Hannele Holttinen, Juha Kiviluoma, John McCann, Matthew Clancy, Michael Millgan, Ivan Pineda, Peter Børre Eriksen, Antje Orths, Ove Wolfgang

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Abstract

This paper presents ways of estimating CO2 reductions of wind power using different methodologies. Estimates based on historical data have more pitfalls in methodology than estimates based on dispatch simulations. Taking into account exchange of electricity with neighboring regions is challenging for all methods. Results for CO2 emission reductions are shown from several countries. Wind power will reduce emissions for about 0.3-0.4 MtCO2/MWh when replacing mainly gas and up to 0.7 MtCO2/MWh when replacing mainly coal powered generation. The paper focuses on CO2 emissions from power system operation phase, but long term impacts are shortly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower & Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8040-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Abbreviated titlePES
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period26/07/1530/07/15

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Keywords

  • wind energy
  • wind power generation
  • fuels,
  • emissions
  • power generation
  • power system simulation
  • power generation dispatch
  • wind energy integration

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Holttinen, H., Kiviluoma, J., McCann, J., Clancy, M., Millgan, M., Pineda, I., ... Wolfgang, O. (2015). Reduction of CO2 emissions due to wind energy - methods and issues in estimating operational emission reductions. In Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286288
Holttinen, Hannele ; Kiviluoma, Juha ; McCann, John ; Clancy, Matthew ; Millgan, Michael ; Pineda, Ivan ; Eriksen, Peter Børre ; Orths, Antje ; Wolfgang, Ove. / Reduction of CO2 emissions due to wind energy - methods and issues in estimating operational emission reductions. Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. pp. 1-5
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Reduction of CO2 emissions due to wind energy - methods and issues in estimating operational emission reductions. / Holttinen, Hannele; Kiviluoma, Juha; McCann, John; Clancy, Matthew; Millgan, Michael; Pineda, Ivan; Eriksen, Peter Børre; Orths, Antje; Wolfgang, Ove.

Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2015 IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2015. p. 1-5.

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