Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning

Pearl Donohoo, Mort Webster, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga

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Abstract

In concert with increasing co-ordination of energy markets, transmission planning for location-constrained generation is forcing a shift from regional to wide-area transmission network planning. Planning for location-constrained generators, notably wind and solar resources, is complicated by uncertainty in policies driving their growth. To design transmission systems robust to uncertain future expansion of location-constrained generators, planners must incorporate stochastic generation into models. The size of the transmission expansion problem makes this computationally intractable. This paper presents a screening model to reduce the number of transmission investments which must be considered. The screening model combines sampled generation expansion scenarios with a two-stage relaxed planning model to identify corridors of interest. A St.Clair curve-based filter translates corridors to investment variables. In a 240 bus model of WECC, this method reduced the number of corridors of interest 98% from 19,503 to 303 and reduces the number of investment variables 99% from 58,503 to 432.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/21/137/25/13

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Electric power transmission networks
Screening
Planning

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Donohoo, P., Webster, M., & Perez-Arriaga, I. (2013). Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning. In 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 [6672883] (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting). https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672883
Donohoo, Pearl ; Webster, Mort ; Perez-Arriaga, Ignacio. / Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning. 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013. 2013. (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting).
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Donohoo, P, Webster, M & Perez-Arriaga, I 2013, Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning. in 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013., 6672883, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7/21/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672883

Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning. / Donohoo, Pearl; Webster, Mort; Perez-Arriaga, Ignacio.

2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013. 2013. 6672883 (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting).

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Donohoo P, Webster M, Perez-Arriaga I. Algorithmic investment screening for wide-area Transmission Network Expansion Planning. In 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013. 2013. 6672883. (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting). https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672883