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

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dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Fiac
dc.contributor.authorDeane, John Paul
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Seán
dc.contributor.authorÓ Gallachóir, Brian P.
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden
dc.contributor.funderBord Gáis Energy
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-19T12:04:20Z
dc.date.available2018-01-19T12:04:20Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-05
dc.date.updated2018-01-18T12:36:30Z
dc.description.abstractThe 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
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionAccepted Versionen
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dc.identifier.citationGaffney, 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.2017.10.024en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.024
dc.identifier.endpage300en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.journaltitleEnergy Policyen
dc.identifier.startpage291en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10468/5300
dc.identifier.volume112en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.
dc.relation.projectinfo: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
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.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectEU Target Modelen
dc.subjectConsumption-based renewable electricity quantificationen
dc.subjectMember State RES-E targetsen
dc.subjectCross-border subsidisationen
dc.titleConsumption-based approach to RES-E quantification: Insights from a Pan-European case studyen
dc.typeArticle (peer-reviewed)en
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