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Correlation between costs of congestion management and share of renewables in the ENTSOE continental Europe synchronous area

  • The presented research is dedicated to estimation of the correlation between the level of renewable energy sources and the costs of congestion management in electric networks in selected European countries. Data of six countries in North-West European area (Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Poland and Austria) were investigated. Factors considered included grid congestion costs including re-dispatching costs as well as countertrading costs, gross electricity generation, installed capacity of electric generating facilities, installed capacity of electric non-dispatchable renewable energy sources and total electricity consumption. Special attention is paid to the share of renewable energy sources. It is found that the grid congestion costs are not clearly affected by penetration of non-dispatchable renewables in all the analysed countries and therefore a clear mathematical correlation cannot no be extrapolated with the available data. The results of this research show in general a loose dependency of the grid congestion costs on the penetration of renewables and a strong dependency on the total electrical consumption of the country.

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Author of HS ReutlingenColl-Mayor, Debora; Notholt, Antonio
Erschienen in:Renewable energy & power quality journal : RE&PQJ
Publisher:European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2023
Tag:congestion management; energy market; load balancing; network operation cost; renewables
Page Number:5
First Page:298
Last Page:302
DDC classes:333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access