Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Techno-economic assessment of high variable renewable energy penetration in the bolivian interconnected electric system
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy Systems Analysis. Energy Research Center, Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Jordan Street, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Show others and affiliations
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, ISSN 2246-2929, E-ISSN 2246-2929, Vol. 22, p. 17-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bolivia plans significant investments in conventional and renewable energy projects before 2025. Deployment of large hydro-power, wind and solar projects are foreseen in the investment agenda. However, and despite the large renewable potential in the country non-conventional renewable technologies are not yet expected to be a main source in the supply chain. The aim of this article is to evaluate the flexibility of the Bolivian power generation system in terms of energy balancing, electricity generation costs and power plants scheduling in a scenario that considers large solar and wind energy technology deployment. This is done using an open source unit commitment and optimal dispatch model (Dispa-SET) developed by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. National data for existing infrastructure, committed and planned energy projects are used to assess the case of Bolivia. The base scenario consider all techno-economic data of the Bolivian power system up to 2016. A harmonized dataset is gathered and released as open data to allow other researchers to run and re-use the model. This model is then used to simulate scenarios with different levels of solar and wind energy deployment. Results from the analysis show that an energy mix with participation of solar and wind technology with values lower than 30% is technically feasible and indicates that further grid reinforcements are required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aalborg University press , 2019. Vol. 22, p. 17-38
Keywords [en]
Bolivia, Electric systems flexibility, Renewable energy integration
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-262545DOI: 10.5278/ijsepm.2659Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85070967230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-262545DiVA, id: diva2:1361893
Note

QC 20191017

Available from: 2019-10-17 Created: 2019-10-17 Last updated: 2019-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Pena Balderrama, J. Gabriela

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Pena Balderrama, J. Gabriela
By organisation
Energy Systems Analysis
In the same journal
International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management
Energy Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 70 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf