Flow tracing as a tool set for the analysis of networked large-scale renewable electricity systems

Jonas Hörsch*, Mirko Schäfer, Sarah Becker, Stefan Schramm, Martin Greiner

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    Abstract

    The method of flow tracing follows the power flow from net-generating sources through the network to the net-consuming sinks, which allows to assign the usage of the underlying transmission infrastructure to the system participants. This article presents a reformulation that is applicable to arbitrary compositions of inflow appearing naturally in models of large-scale electricity systems with a high share of renewable power generation. We propose an application which allows to associate power flows on the grid to specific regions or generation technologies, and emphasizes the capability of this technique to disentangle the spatio-temporal patterns of physical imports and exports occurring in such systems. The analytical potential of this method is showcased for a scenario based on the IEEE 118 bus network.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
    Volume96
    Pages (from-to)390-397
    Number of pages8
    ISSN0142-0615
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • Flow tracing
    • Line cost allocation
    • Power transmission
    • Renewable power generation
    • System analysis and design

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