What has COVID-19 taught us about grid decarbonization?

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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Figure 1: Electricity demand drop during Great Britain's spring 2020 lockdown showed us the opportunities for grid decarbonization

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Figure 2: Operating costs of Great Britain's electricity system in 2015 and projected costs for 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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