Methodological Approach

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At first step, a numerical calculation of planned fossil and nuclear power generation in NEBM-2025 for the timeline 2015-2025 has been summarized in this chapter. Afterwards, the magnitude of capital investment required for fossil and nuclear power has been determined on the basis of net capacity factors. Form the results of this algorithmic evaluation, the fossil fuel investment will be shifted to build the backup power in terms of extra gas power plants in order to address the intermittent nature of RES (wind and PV), whereas the nuclear investment will be transferred to build hydroelectric power plants. Furthermore, a capital investment for new wind and PV power capacity has also been calculated to meet 14.61 TWh required additional power. To attain this investment, a techno-economic model (TEM-2025) will be introduced in next chapter.  


Nuclear Power Plant Wind Farm Electricity Price Capacity Factor Instal Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brandenburg University of TechnologyCottbusGermany

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