The models will include variations over different time scales, from less than a second through seasonal variations, of active power, reactive power and harmonic emission. The models will be used for a number of planning exercises for realistic networks in Sweden and in Spain, where the aim will be to find a planning solution that is sufficiently-close to the optimal design. A number of performance indicators will be introduced to compare different planning alternatives. Next to the traditional power technology, smart-grid technology will be available as an alternative. Emphasis will be on the flexibility offered by certain types of smart-grid technology to cope with the uncertainty in future amounts and types of production and consumption.
Funding: Swedish research council and Skellefteå Kraft
Project participants: Manuel Alvarez, Math Bollen, Sarah Rönnberg, Jing Zhong
Cooperation: The University of Córdoba and The University of Hong Kong