Modelling Australia's transition to 100% renewable electricity

Changlong Wang, Roger Dargaville

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Abstract

This paper shows 100% renewable electricity by 2050 in Australia is both technically and economically feasible. Modelling the transition from today's electricity generation mix to 2050 using a capacity expansion model with hourly variability in wind and solar potential input, detailed transmission, ramp rate and inertia constraints, we show that the least-cost power system will consist mostly of wind, solar PV, pumped hydro energy storage and upgraded transmission networks. We demonstrate that the 100% renewable system is not only cost-competitive, but also equally robust in terms of reliability and security compared to the longstanding fossil fuel dominated power system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, ICPES 2019
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Power and Energy Systems 2019 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019
Conference number: 9th
https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/xpl/conhome/9098828/proceeding (Proceedings )
https://web.archive.org/web/20191121113736/http://www.icpes.org/index.html (Website)

Publication series

Name2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, ICPES 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Power and Energy Systems 2019
Abbreviated titleICPES 2019
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/12/1912/12/19
OtherThis is not the same conference series as ERA conference record as "International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (POES)"
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Keywords

  • 100% renewable power system
  • capacity expansion planning
  • decarbonisation
  • least-cost abatement

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