Assessing incentive policies for integrating centralized solar power generation in the Brazilian electric power system

Diego Malagueta, Alexandre Szklo, Bruno Soares Moreira Cesar Borba, Rafael Soria, Raymundo Aragão, Roberto Schaeffer, Ricardo Dutra

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This study assesses the impacts of promoting, through auctions, centralized solar power generation (concentrated solar power - CSP, and photovoltaic solar panels - PV) on the Brazilian power system. Four types of CSP plants with parabolic troughs were simulated at two sites, Bom Jesus da Lapa and Campo Grande, and PV plants were simulated at two other sites, Recife and Rio de Janeiro. The main parameters obtained for each plant were expanded to other suitable sites in the country (totaling 17.2. GW in 2040), as inputs in an optimization model for evaluating the impacts of the introduction of centralized solar power on the expansion of the electricity grid up to 2040. This scenario would be about USD$ 185 billion more expensive than a business as usual scenario, where expansion solely relies on least-cost options. Hence, for the country to incentivize the expansion of centralized solar power, specific auctions for solar energy should be adopted, as well as complementary policies to promote investments in R&D and the use of hybrid systems based on solar and fuels in CSP plants.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)198-212
Número de páginas15
PublicaciónEnergy Policy
Volumen59
DOI
EstadoPublicada - ago. 2013
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