Full Title: Sector Coupling: A Key Concept for Accelerating the Energy Transformation
Author(s): IRENA Coalition for Action
Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency
Publication Date: December 20, 2022
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This white paper provides an overview of sector coupling as a strategy to increase energy system flexibility and reliability through direct or indirect use of electricity across applications in end-use sectors, with the aim of accelerating the transformation towards 100% renewable energy. The white paper specifically aims to support governments and companies in the decision-making and implementation process of using sector coupling as a powerful tool towards 100% renewable energy and a net-zero emissions future.
The findings of the case studies feed into policy recommendations and key takeaways for both the private sector and policymakers on how sector coupling can support further advancements towards a fully renewables-based energy system.