International Journal of Production Research volume 56, issue 17, P5723-5735 2017 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1394593 View full text
Tongdan Jin, Tianqin Shi, Taeho Park

Abstract: Integrating renewable energy into the manufacturing facility is the ultimate key to realizing carbon-neutral operations. Although many firms have taken various initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their facilities, there are few quantitative studies focused on cost analysis and supply reliability of integrating intermittent wind and solar power. This paper aims to fill this gap by addressing the following question: shall we adopt power purchase agreement (PPA) or onsite renewable generation to real…

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