Power system scenarios for 2050: A cost comparison

Comparing the costs and CO2 emissions of renewable and fossil fuel scenarios for 2050

  • Project Duration: 12/2016 - 02/2017

This project compares numerous potential scenarios for the power system in 2050:

  • Power systems with a 90% share of generation from renewables
  • Coal-based power systems
  • Natural-gas-based power systems

The study examines the technical structures that would develop in systems with more than a 90% share of renewables, the associated costs, and differences with regard to storage-technology ex-pansion. By the same token, the study also investigates the technical structures that would under-lie fossil-fuel-based power systems in 2050, assuming no further deployment of renewables, while also estimating associated costs and emissions.

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