ERCOT Renewables Future Case Studies:
Program Storage finds the number of days renewable energy is saved for later use.
My April 2017 presentation on Decarbonizing the Electric Grid.
Germans find they have to overinstall renewables to displace nuclear power.
Case4 - 36% renewables - 24 GW wind, 24 GW solar
Case4s- 44% renewables - 24 GW wind, 36 GW solar, 10 GW 8 hour storage
Case6 - 100% renewables - 68 GW wind, 76 GW solar, 50 GW 330 hour storage; 0% fossil energy, 10% of fossil capacity remains
Case6a- 100% renewables - 68 GW wind, 76 GW solar, 71 GW 14 hour storage; 3% fossil energy, 98% of fossil capacity remains
Case7 - 100% renewables retire all nuclear - 76 GW wind, 84GW solar, 54 GW 350 hour storage
Case8 - 100% nuclear - 40 GW base LWR and IFR, 12 GW cycling HTGR, 17 GW gas assist nuclear (Per Peterson)
Case9 - 50% renewables - 30 GW wind, 40 GW solar, 5 GW 8 hour storage
Home microgrids are a possible pathway for transitioning off fossil fuels; see the last page.