External cost of electricity generation: contribution to the Integrated Resource Plan 2 for Electricity

 

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dc.contributor.author Edkins, Max
dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.contributor.author Marquard, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Spalding-Fecher, Randall
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T09:16:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T09:16:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Edkins, M; Winkler, H; Marquard, A; Spalding-Fecher, R. (2010) External cost of electricity generation: contribution to the Integrated Resource Plan 2 for Electricity. Cape Town, Energy Research Centre. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16882
dc.description.abstract The international studies on energy externalities and the local studies in South Africa suggest that the high impact areas for power generation are impacts of climate change and health impacts of outdoor air pollution. Climate change impacts are by far the greatest. The health costs due to outdoor air pollution are considered quite low based on national studies, though these may be underestimated. Damage cost from acid mine drainage is also thought to be significant, and could be substantially higher than reported here. External costs of electricity generation are a necessary factor in modelling the IRP 2. To be consistent, external costs must be added to the modeller’s reference case and to all policy cases or scenarios. In the multiple criteria decision-making process, the external costs should be reported as a distinct criterion. The weighting of this criterion relative to others (cost, carbon, and access) should be discussed with stakeholders. Although the external cost presented here are appropriate for input into the IRP 2, an extensive national review must be completed for future IRPs. Furthermore, the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) should take additional factors into account: health impacts of indoor air pollution (important in poor households, as well as industry); noise from transport, and other poverty-related issues such as wealth impacts of paraffin fires and burns, and social costs of fuel wood scarcity. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/10Edkinsetal-External_costs_IRP2.pdf en_ZA
dc.subject.other Climatic changes
dc.subject.other Electric power production
dc.subject.other Air--Pollution
dc.title External cost of electricity generation: contribution to the Integrated Resource Plan 2 for Electricity en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T09:55:07Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords electricity generation en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords south africa en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords external costs en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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