High Electrification Futures: Impacts to the U.S. Bulk Power System

Caitlin Murphy, Trieu Mai, Yinong Sun, Paige Jadun, Paul Donohoo-Vallett, Matteo Muratori, Ryan Jones, Brent Nelson

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Abstract

Electrification of end-use technologies could have important implications for bulk power sector planning, operations, and impacts. By combining previously-defined electrification scenarios with capacity expansion modeling, we evaluate the potential challenges and opportunities associated with electrification. Our scenario analysis reveals that electrification reduces energy consumption and air emissions from across the energy sector, and its impacts on energy system costs are modest due, in part, to the abundance of low-cost resources in the United States.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number106878
Number of pages13
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-77832

Keywords

  • Electricity costs
  • Electrification
  • Emissions
  • Natural gas
  • Power system
  • Renewables

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