A novel multiobjective, multiarea and multistage model to long-term expansion planning of integrated generation and transmission corridors incorporating sustainable energy developing is presented in this paper. The proposed MESEDES model is a "bottom-up" energy model which considers the electricity generation/transmission value-chain, i.e., power generation alternatives including renewables, nuclear and traditional thermal generation along with transmission corridors. The model decides the optimal location and timing of the electricity generation/transmission abroad the multistage planning horizon. The proposed model considers three objectives belonging to sustainable energy development criteria such as: (a) the minimization of investments and operation costs of power generation, transmission corridors, energy efficiency (demand side management (DSM) programs) considering CO2 capture technologies; (b) minimization of Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG); and (c) maximization of the diversification of electricity generation mix. The proposed model consider aspects of the carbon abatement policy under the CDM - Clean Development Mechanism or European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Scheme. A case study is used to illustrate the proposed framework.
Keywords: Demand side management; Greenhouse emission; Multicriteria optimization; Power system expansion planning; Sustainable energy development
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. Volume: 33 Issue: 2 Pages: 258-270
Journal Impact Factor: JCR impact factor 3.289 (2016)
DOI reference: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2010.08.021
Published on paper: February 2011. Published on-line: September 2010.