ERCOT Renewables Future Case Studies:
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.