Electricity Capacity Expansion Modeling, Analysis, and Visualization: A Summary of High-Renewable Modeling Experiences (Chinese Translation)

Patricia Statwick, Nathan Blair, Shengru Zhou, Daniel Getman

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This is the Chinese translation of NREL/TP-6A20-64831. Mathematical and computational models are widely used for the analysis and design of both physical and financial systems. Modeling the electric grid is of particular importance to China for three reasons. First, power-sector assets are expensive and long-lived, and they are critical to any country's development. China's electric load, transmission, and other energy-related infrastructure are expected to continue to grow rapidly; therefore it is crucial to understand and help plan for the future in which those assets will operate. Second, China has dramatically increased its deployment of renewable energy (RE), and is likely to continue further accelerating such deployment over the coming decades. Careful planning and assessment of the various aspects (technical, economic, social, and political) of integrating a large amount of renewables on the grid is required. Third, companies need the tools to develop a strategy for their own involvement in the power market China is now developing, and to enable a possible transition to an efficient and high RE future.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Number of pages43
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

This is the Chinese translation of NREL/TP-6A20-64831. This work is part of the China Grids Program for a Low-Carbon Future, supported by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-66727


  • capacity expansion
  • China
  • electric grid
  • electric load
  • planning and assessment
  • Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model

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