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Consulting services for network studies within mediterranean master plan of interconnections

F.M. Echavarren L. Rouco A. Ramos

May 2017 - February 2018

Funding entity Mediterranean Transmission System Operators (Med-TSO)

Participated by INESC TEC

The objective of this collaboration is to evaluate the capacity of the network among Mediterranean countries to deal with future South to North energy transfers in the 2030 horizon, and also to assess about potential reinforcements. To achieve that, some processes have to be accomplished.
A set of long term scenarios has to be defined and built. Those scenarios require a reference network of the Mediterranean Power System. Countries involved are Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Albania, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Montenegro, Palestine, Slovenia, Syria and Turkey. A clustering criteria to split it into electrical regions has to be agreed. Also, different snapshots have to be considered, attending to different profiles of load, generation and energy transfer through interconnections.
The selected scenarios aree analyzed. Power flow considering N and N x situations are run to identify potential overloaded regions and to compute sensitivities and participation factors. Considering the results, potential reinforcements are analyzed considering both technical and economic criteria. The final product is the “Mediterranean Master Plan of Interconnections”.