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Assessing Available Transfer Capacity on a Realistic European Network: Impact of Assumptions on Wind Power Generation


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  • Vincent Rious

    (SUPELEC-Campus Gif - SUPELEC)

  • Julio Usaola

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Marcelo Saguan

    (ADIS - Analyse des Dynamiques Industrielles et Sociales - Université Paris Sud - Paris XI)

  • Jean-Michel Glachant

    (ADIS - Analyse des Dynamiques Industrielles et Sociales - Université Paris Sud - Paris XI)

  • Philippe Dessante

    (SUPELEC-Campus Gif - SUPELEC)


This paper aims at assessing the impact of massive wind power penetration on the calculation of Available Transfer Capacity (ATC) for the interconnections between European countries. Calculations are made for the ATC between France and Belgium and are realized on a realistic European Electricity Network. We find that the German wind power production make this ATC vary depending on the total wind power production and its geographical distribution in Germany. Wind power production and the nodes involved in cross-border exchange must then be forecast precisely so that the cross-border exchange can be maximal without breaching network security.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Post-Print with number hal-00338749.

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Date of creation: 10 Nov 2008
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Publication status: Published - Presented, 1st International scientific conference "Building Networks for a Brighter Future", 2008, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00338749

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  1. OGGIONI, Giorgia & SMEERS, Yves, 2010. "Market coupling and the organization of counter-trading: separating energy and transmission again?," CORE Discussion Papers 2010053, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).


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