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TitleUS Renewable Futures in the GCAM
DescriptionThis report examines renewable energy deployment in the United States using a version of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) with a detailed representation of renewables; the GCAM-RE. Electricity generation was modeled in four generation segments and 12-subregions. This level of regional and sector detail allows a more explicit representation of renewable energy generation. Wind, solar thermal power, and central solar PV plants are implemented in explicit resource classes with new intermittency parameterizations appropriate for each technology. A scenario analysis examines a range of assumptions for technology characteristics, climate policy, and long distance transmission.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
URL http://www.pnnl.gov/main/publications/external/technical_reports/PNNL-20823.pdf
Num of Pages31
Document Size1.37 MB
First Received1/30/2012 12:00:00 AM
Program NameEnergy Analysis
Keywordsrenewable energy; deployment; electricity; generation; transmission; Global Change Assessment Model; GCAM; modeling; scenario; analysis; climate policy
Print Date10/1/2011 12:00:00 AM
Product ID5276
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