Electrification Futures Study Concludes Flexible Loads and Renewables Work Well Together
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- Jun 4, 2021 3:32 pm GMTJun 4, 2021 1:30 pm GMT
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The newly-released National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL’s) Electrification Futures Study (EFS), Operational Analysis of U.S. Power Systems with Increased Electrification and Demand-Side Flexibility has looked into the implications of widespread electrification, demand-side flexibility and increased use of renewable energy. The EFS was launched in 2017 to explore the potential impacts of widespread electrification in all U.S. economic sectors—commercial and residential buildings, transportation, and industry.
Demand-side flexibility—mainly from optimized vehicle charging and flexible operations of end-use equipment in buildings and industry—will be important for operating a power system with high electrification and high renewable energy deployment.