Nuclear Science and Engineering
Technology and Public Policy
This research presents different options for decarbonizing the power sector by 2050 through several case-based studies. Using a capacity expansion model with embedded clustered unit commitment and operational constraints, the thesis aims to study the impact of different technological pathways at the system-cost level (average price of electricity) under stand-alone CO2 reduction targets. Data from the ERCOT (Texas) and ISO-NE (New England) markets will be used to illustrate the effect of different generating options and demand profiles have on the optimal generation mix.
Nestor Sepulveda is a dual degree student (NSE and TPP), a Chilean navel officer, and a fan of The Lego Movie and playing squash.