Pacific Northwest Low Carbon Scenario Analysis: Achieving Least-Cost Carbon Emissions Reductions in the Electricity Sector

Date Published: December 2017

Authors: Arne Olson, Nick Schlag, Jasmin Ouyang, Kush Patel, Oluwafemi (Femi) Sawyer

E3 used the Renewable Energy Solutions (RESOLVE) model to select an optimal portfolio of resources that met energy, capacity and balancing needs for the Pacific Northwest to comply with different environmental policies. The model shows the feasibility of very high renewable energy penetration as well as conditions such as multi-day winter periods during which long duration firm resources are needed.

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