A novel methodology for analysis of large scale interconnected power and gas systems

Joseph Devlin, Kang Li, Paraic Higgins, Aoife Foley

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The European Union continues to exert a large influence on the direction of member states energy policy. The 2020 targets for renewable energy integration have had significant impact on the operation of current power systems, forcing a rapid change from fossil fuel dominated systems to those with high levels of renewable power. Additionally, the overarching aim of an internal energy market throughout Europe has and will continue to place importance on multi-jurisdictional co-operation regarding energy supply. Combining these renewable energy and multi-jurisdictional supply goals results in a complicated multi-vector energy system, where the understanding of interactions between fossil fuels, renewable energy, interconnection and economic power system operation is increasingly important. This paper provides a novel and systematic methodology to fully understand the changing dynamics of interconnected energy systems from a gas and power perspective. A fully realistic unit commitment and economic dispatch model of the 2030 power systems in Great Britain and Ireland, combined with a representative gas transmission energy flow model is developed. The importance of multi-jurisdictional integrated energy system operation in one of the most strategically important renewable energy regions is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2016
Event13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 06 Jun 201609 Jun 2016


Conference13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)
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  • Gas System Operation Multi Vector Energy Analysis Power System Interconnection Power System Operation Wind Power


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