Volume 26: Closing Carbon Cycles – A Transformation Process Involving Technology, Economy, and Society: Part I

Local and decentralized or global and centralized: assessment of two paradigms for the European power system decarbonization Victor Guillot, Gildas Siggini, Edi Assoumou



The increasing share of renewable energy systems (RES) at the European scale enables the shift from a centralized to a decentralized power system with small units located close to consumption sites. Decentralized power systems enhance social acceptance, however it requires a deep change of the current grid. This study explores with the model eTIMES-EU the feasibility conditions, barriers and benefits of this change with a land use perspective.

Keywords Power system, Europe, TIMES, Energy planning, Decentralized

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