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Real gains from flow-based methods for allocating power transmission capacity in Europe

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  • Vincent Rious

    (E3S - Supélec Sciences des Systèmes [Gif-sur-Yvette] - SUPELEC)

  • Philippe Dessante

    (E3S - Supélec Sciences des Systèmes [Gif-sur-Yvette] - SUPELEC)

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    This paper aims at understanding and assessing the main methods proposed by ETSO and EuroPEX [1] to define and allocate interconnection capacities in Europe. We model these methods and evaluate their technical and economic efficiency on a 7-node network. We find first, that, unsurprisingly, the allocation methods are all the more efficient as the Kirchhoff laws are integrated more precisely in the market clearing. Second, and more surprisingly, we find that the zonal vision of the grid considered by all these methods has important consequences on the technical and economic efficiency as it may cause the capacity limits of powerlines to be exceeded.

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    Date of creation: 27 Apr 2009
    Publication status: Published in 6th International Conference on the European Electricity Market - EEM09, Apr 2009, LEUVEN, Belgium. 6 p. -, 2009
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00422222
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