Optimal interconnection and renewable targets for north-west Europe

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Title: Optimal interconnection and renewable targets for north-west Europe
Authors: Lynch, Muireann Á.Tol, Richard S.J.O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4725
Date: Dec-2012
Online since: 2013-10-11T15:51:10Z
Abstract: We 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.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Energy Policy
Volume: 51
Start page: 605
End page: 617
Copyright (published version): 2012 Elsevier
Keywords: Electricity interconnectionRenewable generationMixed-integer linear programming
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.09.002
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
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