Chapter 6

Optimum Transmission System Expansion Offshore Considering Renewable Energy Sources

Shahab S. Torbaghan1 and Madeleine Gibescu2,    1Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), EnergyVille, Poort Genk, Belgium,    2Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of transmission expansion planning (TEP) methods and their practical application. First, it discusses the strategic importance of the transmission system. Next, it describes the reasons why TEP remains a challenge for systems with a large share of renewable energy. Various TEP problems are classified, as well as the approaches that are used to solve them. Finally, the method and numerical results for ...

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