Exploring decarbonized energy system pathways and electrification options for BC and Alberta.
Grid integration is an effective way to reduce GHG emissions if one region with abundant “clean” renewable electricity supply displaces a heavy emitter, such as coal-fired electricity, in a neighbouring region.
This project is analyzing energy system pathways using low-to-no carbon electricity sources, considering cost, reliability, and emissions. Electrical system structure is examined in terms of generation, capacity, and flexibility requirements reflecting future demand, technology, and policy scenarios. Regional integration of electricity systems may also expand consumer access to renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and biomass.
Big Five Project: Began January, 2014 / Project Duration: Five years.