Operating a Zero-Carbon GB Power System: Implications for Scotland

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Abstract

National Grid ESO has an ambition to be able to operate the GB transmission system carbon-free by 2025. Today, NGESO depends on gas and coal plants for a range of essential ancillary services and takes actions to ensure they are online and able to provide them. To enable zero-carbon operation, zero-carbon technologies require routes to market for all of these services. In many cases, either the current technical specifications or procurement mechanisms prevent zero-carbon generators from participating.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • zero-carbon
  • climate change policy
  • renewables

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