Consumption-based approach to RES-E quantification: Insights from a Pan-European case study

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Fiac
dc.contributor.author Deane, John Paul
dc.contributor.author Collins, Seán
dc.contributor.author Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T12:04:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T12:04:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-05
dc.identifier.citation Gaffney, F., Deane, J. P., Collins, S., and Ó Gallachóir, B. P. (2018) 'Consumption-based approach to RES-E quantification: Insights from a Pan-European case study', Energy Policy, 112, pp. 291-300. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.024 en
dc.identifier.volume 112 en
dc.identifier.startpage 291 en
dc.identifier.endpage 300 en
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5300
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.024
dc.description.abstract The nexus between renewable electricity (RES-E) generation and interconnection is likely to play a large part in future de-carbonised power systems. This paper examines whether RES-E shares should be measured based on consumption rather than production with a European case study presented for the year 2030. The case study demonstrates the volume and scale of RES-E transfers and shows how countries have differing RES-E shares when comparing those derived based on the traditional production-based approach to the alternative. The proposed consumption-based approach accounts for RES-E being imported and exported on an hourly basis across 30 European countries and highlights concerns regarding uncoordinated support mechanisms, price distortions and cost inequality. These concerns are caused by cross-border subsidisation of electricity and this work proposes that an agency be appointed to administer regional RES-E affairs. This agency would accurately quantify RES-E shares and remunerate producers from the country that consumed their electricity instead of where it has been produced â policy would be enhanced by enabling more equitable and optimal electricity decarbonisation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rights © 2017, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject EU Target Model en
dc.subject Consumption-based renewable electricity quantification en
dc.subject Member State RES-E targets en
dc.subject Cross-border subsidisation en
dc.title Consumption-based approach to RES-E quantification: Insights from a Pan-European case study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brian O Gallachoir, School Of Enginering Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-11-05
dc.date.updated 2018-01-18T12:36:30Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 422302495
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Bord Gáis Energy
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energy Policy en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/ en


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