Tracing carbon dioxide emissions in the European electricity markets

  title={Tracing carbon dioxide emissions in the European electricity markets},
  author={Mirko Sch{\"a}fer and Bo Tranberg and Dave Jones and Anke Weidlich},
  journal={2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)},
Consumption-based carbon emission measures aim to account for emissions associated with power transmission from distant regions, as opposed to measures which only consider local power generation. Outlining key differences between two different methodological variants of this approach, we report results on consumption-based emission intensities of power generation for European countries from 2016 to 2019. We find that in particular for well connected smaller countries, the consideration of… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Open-data based carbon emission intensity signals for electricity generation in European countries -- top down vs. bottom up approach
Dynamic grid emission factors provide a temporally resolved signal about the carbon intensity of electricity generation in the power system. Since actual carbon dioxide emission measurements are
Carbon Leakage in a European Power System with Inhomogeneous Carbon Prices
Global warming is one of the main threats to the future of humanity and extensive emissions of greenhouse gases are found to be the main cause of global temperature rise as well as climate change.
CO2 Intensities and Primary Energy Factors in the Future European Electricity System
The European Union strives for sharp reductions in both CO2 emissions as well as primary energy use. Electricity consuming technologies are becoming increasingly important in this context, due to the
Price Tracing: Linking Nodal Prices in Optimized Power Systems
Optimizing the total cost of power systems is a common tool for network operation and planning. Besides valuable information about how to run and possibly expand a power system, the optimization


Real-time carbon accounting method for the European electricity markets
Tracking emissions in the US electricity system
The economic input–output model is adapted to track emissions flows through electric grids and quantify the pollution embodied in electricity production, exchanges, and, ultimately, consumption for the 66 continental US Balancing Authorities (BAs).
Power flow tracing in a simplified highly renewable European electricity network
This technique follows the power flow through the network and assigns the link capacity usage to the respective sources or sinks using a diffusion-like process, thus taking into account the underlying network structure and injection pattern.
Principal Cross-Border Flow Patterns in the European Electricity Markets
The most important patterns in the time series of imports/exports and cross-border physical flows are identified and a tracing technique is applied to the overall flow patterns, which allows identifying the physical power transfers between European countries through the common grid infrastructure.
Tracing the flow of electricity
Continuing trend towards deregulation and unbundling of transmission services has resulted in the need to assess what the impact of a particular generator or load is on the power system. A new method
Contributions of individual generators to loads and flows
Because of the introduction of competition in the electricity supply industry, it has become much more important to be able to determine which generators are supplying a particular load, how much use