The value of CCS in net zero emissions electricity systems

About this webinar

To limit global temperature rise to ‘well below 2oC’, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (NZE) need to be achieved by the second half of the 21st century. Whilst investment in cleaner technologies, such as variable renewable energy (VRE) sources, has significantly increased to replace carbon-intensive assets in developed countries, the greater challenge for meeting the climate change mitigation target lies in developing countries as they are anticipated to experience a considerable increase in energy demand.

In this webinar, energy systems transitions experts, Yoga Wienda Pratama and Niall Mac Dowell, explore further the extent to which CCS technology applied to coal- and gas-fired capacity provide value for electricity systems transitions in Europe (specifically Germany and Poland) and Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea). Using the electricity system optimisation (ESO) framework, they discuss how technology choices strategy may impose challenges associated with maintaining system reliability and how the technology agnostic approach enables cost-effective decarbonisation. By understanding the role of CCS in those systems, Yoga and Niall identify the focus of CCS improvements and financial mechanisms to deliver the NZE target in each system.