Scenario analysis of carbon capture and sequestration generation dispatch in the western U.S. electricity system

Gary Shu, Mort D. Webster, Howard J. Herzog

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We present an analysis of the feasibility of dispatch of coal-fired generation with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a function of location. Dispatch es for locations are studied with regard to varying carbon dioxide (CO2) prices, demand load levels, and natural gas prices. Using scenarios with a carbon price range of $ 0 to $ 100 per ton - CO2, we show that a hypothetical CCS generator would be dispatched on a marginal cost basis given a high enough carbon price but that the minimum carbon price required for dispatch varies widely by location and system demand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4119-4126
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 20 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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