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Lost Generation: System Resilience and Flexibility

Lowe, R; Chiu, LF; Pye, S; Gallo Cassarino, T; Barrett, M; Scamman, D; Smith, A; (2020) Lost Generation: System Resilience and Flexibility. In: Proceedings of the 2020 MIT “A+B” Applied Energy Symposium. 2020 MIT “A+B” Applied Energy Symposium: Cambridge, MA, USA. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Whole energy system modelling is a valuable tool to support the development of policy to decarbonise energy systems, and has been used extensively in the UK for this purpose. However, quantitative insights produced by such models methods necessarily omit potentially important features of physical and engineering reality. The authors argue that important socio-technical insights can be gained by studying critical events such as the loss of 2.1 GW generation from the electricity system of Great Britain in August, 2019. The present paper uses this event as a starting point for a discussion of the need for additional tools, drawn from the System Architecture literature, to support the design and realisation of future fully decarbonised systems with high penetrations of renewable energy, capable of providing high levels of resilience and flexibility.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Lost Generation: System Resilience and Flexibility
Event: 2020 MIT “A+B” Applied Energy Symposium
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Dates: 01 August 2020 - 01 August 2020
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: energy system modelling, resilience, flexibility, governance, storage, energy system architecture
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10097443
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