Reports & Research

The LDES Council leverages the deep expertise of its member base to publish insights on the topic of energy flexibility.

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MAY 2022: A PATH TOWARD FULL GRID DECARBONIZATION WITH 24/7 CLEAN POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

The rising share of renewable power in the global generation mix-driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — has created new challenges in managing electricity supply and demand. In particular, the inherent intermittency of wind and solar power creates a need to balance supply and demand, for example by using fossil fuel power to fill gaps. The search is on for a solution that will further reduce the need for fossil fuels, increase decarbonization, and improve risk management. One answer is 24/7 clean Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).

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