Multi-region optimal deployment of renewable energy considering different interregional transmission scenarios

Wang, Ge, Zhang, Qi, Mclellan, Benjamin C. and Li, Hailong (2015) Multi-region optimal deployment of renewable energy considering different interregional transmission scenarios. Energy, . doi:10.1016/j.energy.2015.08.060


Author Wang, Ge
Zhang, Qi
Mclellan, Benjamin C.
Li, Hailong
Title Multi-region optimal deployment of renewable energy considering different interregional transmission scenarios
Journal name Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-5442
1873-6785
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.energy.2015.08.060
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Renewable energy is expected to play much more important role in future low-carbon energy system, however, renewable energy has problems with regard to load-following and regional imbalance. This study aims to plan the deployment of intermittent renewable energy in multiple regions considering the impacts of regional natural conditions and generation capacity mix as well as interregional transmission capacity using a multi-region dynamic optimization model. The model was developed to find optimized development paths toward future smart electricity systems with high level penetration of intermittent renewable energy considering regional differences and interregional transmission at national scale. As a case study, the model was applied to plan power generation in nine interconnected regions in Japan out to 2030. Four scenarios were proposed with different supporting policies for the interregional power transmission infrastructures and different nuclear power phase-out scenarios. The analysis results show that (i) the government's support for power transmission infrastructures is vital important to develop more intermittent renewable energy in appropriate regions and utilize renewable energy more efficiently; (ii) nuclear and renewable can complement rather than replace each other if enough interregional transmission capacity is provided.
Keyword Renewable energy
Multi region model
Power generation plan
Interregional transmission
Nuclear policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Mon, 05 Oct 2015, 14:40:48 EST by Dr Benjamin Craig Mclellan on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining