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An estimation of hard coal transport costs in Germany, France, Italy and Spain

Lehmann, Nico; Lanzrath, Natalie

Abstract (englisch):
The ambitious goals of the European Union concerning environmental protection lead to an increasingly decentralized generation of power by means of renewable energies. In consequence the residual load fluctuations in the power supply system rise and must be balanced by conventional power plants. Congestions in the grid and the therefore resulting need for extension can only be identified with the integration of regional and geographical data in planning models. Previous work already dealt with the evaluation of feed-ins by renewables. Due to their marginal costs close to zero there is no competition in the merit order between them. This is not the case for conventional power plants.

A hard coal power plant competes in the merit order with conventional power apart from hard coal as an energy carrier as well as with other hard coal power plants. One of the main cost drivers are the transport costs of coal from ports to power plants. These costs consist of freight rates of the barges as well as of trains and differ significantly depending on the country and the region within the country.

The result of previous work , which analy ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000086009
Erschienen in 7th International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC) - Uncertainties in Energy Markets, Essen, 24 - 25 September 2018
Schlagworte hard coal transport costs, transport costs
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