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An estimation of hard coal transport costs in Germany

Lanzrath, Natalie; Lehmann, Nico

Abstract (englisch):

The ambitious goals of the German Federal Government within the framework of the „Energiewende“ 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 plants as well as with other hard coal power plants. One of the main cost drivers here are the transport costs of coal from the ports to the power plants. These costs consist of freight rates of the barges as well as of trains and differ significantly depending on the region.

The aim of this work is to determine regional transport costs for hard coal power plants in Germany. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Publikationsdatum 28.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000086010
HGF-Programm 37.06.01 (POF III, LK 01) Networks and Storage Integration
Veranstaltung International Sustainability Transitions Conference (URCforSR 2018), Straßburg, Frankreich, 27.09.2018 – 28.09.2018
Schlagwörter hard coal transport costs, transport costs
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