Switch

Planning model for power systems with large shares of renewable energy

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Switch is an optimal investment planning model for power systems with large shares of renewable energy. It identifies which generator and transmission projects to build over a multi-decade period in order to satisfy electricity loads every hour at the lowest cost, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The core of Switch is written in the AMPL language, and requires an AMPL license and an appropriate solver. Additional scripts generate data files describing the existing power system and investment options (e.g., locations and timing of wind and solar power projects).

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2012-02-15
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