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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 analyzed the transport cost of hard coal in Germany, resulted in a clear ranking of the most attractive sites for running a hard coal power plant, starting with all locations close to the open sea. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsdatum 25.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000086009
HGF-Programm 37.06.01 (POF III, LK 01) Networks and Storage Integration
Veranstaltung 7th International Ruhr Energy Conference (INREC 2018), Essen, Deutschland, 24.09.2018 – 25.09.2018
Schlagwörter hard coal transport costs, transport costs
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