Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

This report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources. Cross-sectoral synergies through sector coupling technologies and trade-off options can be measured against optimisation objectives in different scenarios. The tool was applied in two pilot studies for districts in China and Costa Rica.

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