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ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF TRANSITIONING TO A CLEANER ELECTRICITY GRID IN WESTERN CANADA

Economic and Environmental Impacts of Transitioning to a Cleaner Electricity Grid in Western Canada

Published On: July 27, 2018

Study No. 174

This study considers alternative pathways transforming the electricity grid in the four western provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The project built high resolution spatially and temporally explicit interconnected electric power systems of the four provinces. Using the model, the project assessed different pathways to achieve deeper emissions reductions, impacts on the system reliability, value of trade, and impacts on electricity rates. The project also provides insights into necessary attributes of technologies and system configurations that would facilitate the transition to cleaner electric power systems.

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