How to increase cross border transmission capacity? A case study: Belgium
AbstractCross border capacity allows electric energy to be traded internationally. The electricity sector used to be vertically integrated and often state-owned. High voltage grids were generally developed within the borders of a country. Connecting different national high voltage grids was done to improve the security of the system and to accomodate for a few historical long term contracts. By doing so, the different systems could share their reserve generation capacity. Since the liberalization of the electricity sector, cross border capacity has gained a renewed interest as this can increase the competition in the market. This paper aims to give an overview of recent and planned investments which increase the cross border capacity of Belgium. Also we give an insight into the different technologies which can be used and their advantages and drawbacks are discussed.
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- Küpper, Gerd & Delarue, Erik & Delvaux, Bram & Meeus, Leonardo & Bekaert, David & Willems, Bert & Proost, Stef & D'haeseleer, William & Deketelaere, Kurt & Belmans, Ronnie, 2009. "Does More International Transmission Capacity Increase Competition in the Belgian Electricity Market?," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 21-36.
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