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
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    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). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 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. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 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. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2015. p. 1-5.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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