Tuesday, October 1, 2019

USA: NREL Regional Energy Deployment System Predicts Almost 6,000 MW of Geothermal Energy Capacity in California by 2050

Now Publicly Available, NREL’s ReEDS Model Expands Access to Inform the Power Sector (NREL)

The model predicts 5.84 GW of geothermal energy capacity in California by 2050

What might the U.S. energy generation mix look like between now and the year 2050? Thanks to the publicly available Regional Energy Deployment System model, or ReEDS for short, we can now explore how the power system will evolve under changing market conditions.

ReEDS, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s flagship capacity planning model for the North American electricity system, simulates the evolution of the bulk power system—both generation and transmission—from present day through 2050.

Featuring high spatial resolution and advanced algorithms for representing the cost, value, and technical characteristics of integrating renewables into the electricity system, ReEDS depicts energy production and consumption through a regional lens—and it’s now publicly available.

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