Expanded modelling scenarios to understand the role of offshore wind in decarbonizing the United States

Philipp Beiter, Trieu Mai ,

Matthew Mowers &

John Bistline Abstract An assessment of decarbonization pathways in energy models reveals fundamental limitations in representing factors that are relevant for practical decision-making. Although these modelling limitations are widely acknowledged, their impact on the deployment of individual power generation types is not well understood. As a result, the societal value from such generation types could be vastly misrepresented. Here we explore a wide spectrum of factors that impact offshore wind deployment in the United States using a detailed capacity expansion model. Many factors prescribe a large future role […]

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