Comparative Assessment of Topologies for an Offshore Transnational Grid in the North Sea

Qinghan Chen, Jose L. Rueda Torres, Bart W. Tuinema, Mart Van Der Meijden

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Abstract

In this paper, three topologies of transmission grids in the North Sea with different feasible structures for scenario 2030 are defined. Each of these topologies is optimized towards the objective of minimum total cost (i.e.The sum of investment and operational costs, including the costs of fuel, CO2 emission and load shedding, throughout the lifetime). The topologies are compared through a cost benefit analysis within the scope of six countries surrounding the North Sea. Sensitivity analysis is performed to investigate the implications of each topology against a wide range of uncertainties. As a result, the optimized North Sea Infrastructure in a hub-And-spoke structure with the North Sea Wind Power Hub located at the Dogger Bank leads to the lowest total cost among all compared topologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
EditorsMladen Kezunovic, Meliha Selak
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4505-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4506-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 21 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2018
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period21/10/1825/10/18

Keywords

  • cost benefit analysis
  • HVDC transmission
  • power system planning
  • sensitivity analysis

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