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What has COVID-19 taught us about grid decarbonization?

The future of grid decarbonization depends on several grid stability factors.

The future of grid decarbonization depends on several grid stability factors. Image: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol.

Luis Badesa
Research Associate, Imperial College London
Goran Strbac
Professor of Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London
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Electricity demand drop during Great Britain's spring 2020 lockdown showed us the opportunities for grid decarbonization
Figure 1: Electricity demand drop during Great Britain's spring 2020 lockdown showed us the opportunities for grid decarbonization
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Operating costs of Great Britain's electricity system in 2015 and projected costs for 2030 under a grid decarbonization scenario.
Figure 2: Operating costs of Great Britain's electricity system in 2015 and projected costs for 2030 under a grid decarbonization scenario.
Projected costs for stability actions in Great Britain grid by 2030, under a grid decarbonization scenario
Figure 3: Projected costs for stability actions in Great Britain grid by 2030, under a grid decarbonization scenario
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