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Grid Integration Challenges for 100% Conversion to Wind, Water, and Sun Mark Z. Jacobson Atmosphere/Energy Program Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

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1 Grid Integration Challenges for 100% Conversion to Wind, Water, and Sun Mark Z. Jacobson Atmosphere/Energy Program Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Stanford University Thanks to Mark Delucchi, Cristina Archer, Elaine Hart, Mike Dvorak, Eric Stoutenburg, Bethany Corcoran Grid Integration of Renewables Workshop Stanford University, January 13, 2011

2 Cleanest Solutions to Global Warming, Air Pollution, Energy Security – Energy & Env. Sci, 2, 148 (2009) Electric PowerVehicles Recommended – Wind, Water, Sun (WWS) 1. Wind2. CSPWWS-Battery-Electric 3. Geothermal4. TidalWWS-Hydrogen Fuel Cell 5. PV6. Wave 7. Hydroelectricity Not Recommended NuclearCorn ethanol Coal-CCSCellulosic ethanol

3 Zmships.eu Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ships & Tractors; Liquid Hydrogen Aircraft Ecofriend.org Ec.europa.eu

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5 Powering the World on Renewables Global end-use power demand TW Global end-use power demand 2030 with current fuels 16.9 TW Global end-use power demand 2030 converting all energy to wind- water-sun (WWS) and electricty/H TW (30% reduction)  Conversion to electricity, H 2 reduces power demand 30%

6 Number of Plants or Devices to Power World TechnologyPercent Supply 2030Number 5-MW wind turbines 50%3.8 mill. (0.8% in place) 0.75-MW wave devices 1720, MW geothermal plants (1.7% in place) 1300-MW hydro plants 4900 (70% in place) 1-MW tidal turbines 1490,000 3-kW Roof PV systems 61.7 billion 300-MW Solar PV plants 1440, MW CSP plants 2049,000 ____ 100%

7 World Wind Speeds at 100m All wind worldwide: 1700 TW; All wind over land in high-wind areas outside Antarctica ~ TW World power demand 2030: 16.9 TW

8 World Surface Solar All solar worldwide: 6500 TW; All solar over land in high-solar locations~ 340 TW World power demand 2030: 16.9 TW

9 Methods of addressing variability of WWS 1.Interconnecting geographically-dispersed WWS resources 2.Bundling WWS resources as one commodity and using hydroelectricity to fill in gaps in supply 3.Using demand-response management 4.Oversizing peak generation capacity and producing hydrogen with excess for industry, transportation 5.Storing electric power on site or in BEVs (e.g., VTG) 6.Forecasting winds and cloudiness better to reduce reserves

10 Interconnecting Geographically-Dispersed Farms Archer and Jacobson (2003) Frequency (%) Interconnection (over 550 km x 700 km region) eliminated no- wind hours in aggregate and narrowed the range of the wind speed frequency distribution

11 Wind Power Wave Power V90 Vestas Wind Turbine Pelamis Wave Energy Converter Stoutenburg, E.D., Jenkins, N., Jacobson, M.Z., Renewable Energy, doi: /j.renene , Photo credit: NOAA NDBC, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Pelamis Wave Power Ltd BUNDLING MARINE RENEWABLE RESOURCES Wind Power Wave Power % of Rated Power Hourly Average (example week) Combined 50% Wind 50% Wave Combined Farms: -Lower variability -Fewer hours of zero power

12 Matching Hourly Demand With WWS Supply by Aggregating Sites and Bundling WWS Resources – Least Cost Optimization for California For 99.8% of all hours in 2005, 2006, delivered CA elec. carbon free. Can oversize WWS capacity, use demand-response, forecast, store to reduce NG backup more Hart and Jacobson (2011);

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14 Reducing root-mean- square forecast errors (RMSE) reduces the required spinning reserve capacity from NG, reducing system-wide carbon emissions for Scenario includes 4.8 GW geothermal, 17 GW in+out state hydro, 3.7 GW pumped storage hydro, GW NG, no solar Forecast Accuracy Effects on Reserve Needs RMSE of Day-Ahead Hourly Wind Forecast: Hart and Jacobson (2011)

15 Reserve Base for NdO (Tg) Used in Permanent Magnets for Wind Turbine Generators CountryReserve BaseNeeded to power 50% of world with wind U.S. 2.1 Australia 1.0 China16.0 CIS 3.8 India 0.2 Others 4.1 World (0.1 Tg/yr for 44 years) Current production: Tg/yr Jacobson & Delucchi (2010)

16 Reserve Base for Lithium (Tg) Used in Batteries CountryReserve BasePossible number of U.S. 0.41with current known land reserves Australia 0.22 China1.1 Bolivia 5.4 Chile 3.0 Argentina ? Afghanistan ? World land billion+ (currently 800 million) Oceans 240 Jacobson & Delucchi (2010)

17 Area to Power 100% of U.S. Onroad Vehicles Cellulosic E % of US Solar PV-BEV % Corn E % of US Wind-BEV Footprint km 2 Turbine spacing % of US Geoth BEV % Nuclear-BEV % Footprint 33% of total; the rest is buffer

18 Long-Distance Transmission Costs (2007 $US) ComponentLowMedHigh Transmission distance (km) Power capacity (MW) Wind capacity factor Line, land, tower cost ($/MW)240,000450,000680,000 Station equipment ($/MW)120,000150,000180,000 Transmission loss (%/1000 km)346 Transmission line lifetime (yrs) Station equipment lifetime (yrs) Discount rate (%/yr)3710 Cost of l.d. transmission (¢/kWh) Delucchi & Jacobson (2010)

19 Costs of Energy, Including Transmission (¢/kWh) Energy Technology Wind onshore4-7≤4 Wind offshore Wave >> Geothermal Hydroelectric44 CSP Solar PV >2010 Tidal>>115-7 Conventional (+Externalities)7 (+5)=125-7 (+5.5) = Delucchi & Jacobson (2010)

20 Summary 2030 electricity cost 4-10¢/kWh for most, 8-13 for some WWS, vs. fossil-fuel externality = ¢/kWh Includes long-distance transmission ( km) ~1¢/kWh Requires only 0.41% of world land for footprint; 0.59% for spacing (compared with 40% of world land for cropland and pasture)  Eliminates million air pollution deaths/year  Eliminates global warming, provides energy stability

21 Summary, cont. Converting to Wind, Water, & Sun (WWS) and electricity/H 2 will reduce global power demand by 30% Methods of addressing WWS variability: (a) interconnecting geographically-dispersed WWS; (b) bundling WWS and using hydro to fill in gaps; (c) demand-response; (d) oversizing peak capacity and producing hydrogen with excess for industry, vehicles; (e) on- site storage; (f) forecasting Materials are not limits although recycling may be needed. Barriers : up-front costs, transmission needs, lobbying, politics. New papers:


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