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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Wind Energy Location Location Location Duncan Callaway SNRE Department of Mechanical Engineering dcall umich edu Meredith Fowlie Ford School of Public Policy Department of Economics mfowlie umich edu With support from the University of California Energy Institute and the University of Michigan Energy Science Technology and Policy Award Program The issue of how much generation of emissions is displaced by production of electricity generation through wind energy is complex but it needs to be understood properly Emissions displacement analysis is essential for policy and regulatory decisions National Academy of Sciences 2007 How are these emissions displacement estimates used in the policy process Policy implementation EX Used to distribute incentives to operators based on avoided emissions e g the NOx Budget Program Policy design evaluation EX Estimating ex ante and ex post emissions reductions achieved through policy interventions that promote renewables development Estimating emissions displacement A seemingly simple calculation is complicated by three stylized facts 1 Resource performance profiles vary across sites 2 Emissions displacement profiles vary across regions 3 Correlation between resource availability and emissions displacement rates Wind Resources in New York Annual average wind speed at 50 meters Red 11 m s Orange 6 5 m s Blue 3 m s Data from AWS Truewind 5 Average production of peak capacity Stylized example Wind resource profiles Profile 1 average capacity factor 30 Profile 2 average capacity factor 30 Stylized example Estimating emissions displacement Next estimate how system emissions would respond to the addition of a new wind resource Anticipate how the electricity market will respond to an increase in intermittent low marginal cost power production at a given site This requires some understanding of how electricity markets work Stylized example Emissions displacement profiles Region A Region B 1135 off



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