Intermittence of wind energy hardly affects CO2 emissions in Spain

Researchers at the UPM have found that real contribution to emissions targets is positive even in energy markets with high penetration of wind energy.

The finding has generated the first comprehensive analysis on interaction between wind parks and thermal power plants in Spain and has concluded that global balance of CO2 reduction is still significant. Besides, the study suggests how to enhance effectiveness of potential sources that can be helpful for promoters of renewable technologies.

Renewable energy is capable of replacing fossil fuels and to reduce emissions dramatically. However, the fuel economy and emissions in electrical systems established are not proportional to the generation of intermittent sources due to the