Print Email Facebook Twitter Too Much of a Good Thing Title Too Much of a Good Thing: Reducing Emissions by Curtailing Renewables in Power Systems Operation Author Morales-Espana, G.A. Nycander, E. Sijm, J. Publication year 2021 Abstract To lower pollution, it became imperative to integrate as much renewable energies as possible in power systems. This has been translated into forcing the maximum production of variable renewable energy (VRE) ---wind and solar--- into power systems operation. The increasing operational costs to maximize the VRE output became the price to pay in order to lower pollution. However, here we show that it is a common misconception that forcing VRE production always lowers pollution. We present some examples illustrating that, apart from increasing costs, forcing VRE production can also increase pollution. Subject FlexibilityDC optimal power flowOptimal dispatchPower systems operationVariable renewable energyWindand solar energyEnergy EfficiencyEnergy / Geological Survey Netherlands To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a8948b58-bc27-495a-bd2d-b75230eac857 TNO identifier 957255 Source International Energy Workshop IEW 2021, 1-6 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.