A study of renewable power for a zero-carbon electricity system in Japan using a proposed integrated analysis model

Qi Zhang, Tetsuo Tezuka, Miguel Esteban, Keiichi N. Ishihara

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Abstract

In the present study, a scenario analysis is conducted for the future electricity system with a large amount of renewable power in Japan using a proposed integrated model with the aim of finding the best mix that produces the least amount of carbon and meets the future electricity demand. The final objective is to achieve a zero-carbon electricity system by the year of 2100, subject to various constrains of electricity grid technology, socio-economy, environment and resource availability. The power sources include solar, wind, nuclear, battery, fossil fuel, hydro and biomass. Under the certainty preconditions given in this study, the results of the analysis show that, (i) domestic renewable power can cover about 40% of the total electricity demand (ii) a large amount of Electric Vehicles (EV) can efficiently be used to level the electrical load during peaks in power supply and work as a back-up power source for renewable energy electricity; (iii) smart grid technology is necessary to manage the charge/discharge of EV batteries and adjust the output of clean thermoelectricity and battery according to some important information such as end-user demand and output forecasts of renewable energy power (solar and wind) in different weather situations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 28
Event2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2010 Feb 262010 Feb 28

Publication series

Name2010 The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010
Volume5

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/2/2610/2/28

Keywords

  • Electricity system
  • GAMS
  • Integrated Model
  • Renewable power
  • Scenario analysis
  • Zero-carbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Zhang, Q., Tezuka, T., Esteban, M., & Ishihara, K. N. (2010). A study of renewable power for a zero-carbon electricity system in Japan using a proposed integrated analysis model. In 2010 The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010 (pp. 166-170). [5451491] (2010 The 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering, ICCAE 2010; Vol. 5). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAE.2010.5451491