Optimal interconnection and renewable targets for north-west Europe
AbstractWe present a mixed-integer, linear programming model for determining optimal interconnection for a given level of renewable generation using a cost minimisation approach. Optimal interconnection and capacity investment decisions are determined under various targets for renewable penetration. The model is applied to a test system for eight regions in Northern Europe. It is found that considerations on the supply side dominate demand side considerations when determining optimal interconnection investment: interconnection is found to decrease generation capacity investment and total costs only when there is a target for renewable generation. Higher wind integration costs see a concentration of wind in high-wind regions with interconnection to other regions.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.
Volume (Year): 51 (2012)
Issue (Month): C ()
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Electricity interconnection; Renewable generation; Mixed-integer linear programming;
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