Title: Techno-economic Analysis of Large-scale Integration of Solar Power Plants in the European Grid
Authors: Tielens, Pieter ×
Ergun, Hakan
Van Hertem, Dirk #
Issue Date: 2012
Conference: International Solar Integration Workshop location:Lisbon, Portugal date:12-13 November 2012
Abstract: In this paper different options to connect large solar power plants in North Africa to the European power system are compared from a transmission system investment point of view. Three different possible DC connections from Tunisia to Italy are investigated from a cost-based perspective. In the second part of the paper, the impact of the power fluctuations from CSP and PV power plants on the frequency control is examined in a qualitative manner. It is shown that the frequency response mainly depends on the amount of PV installed and the inertia present in the grid. The results of the simulations give a first estimation of the maximum amount of PV integration in the Tunisian grid without reaching certain frequency limits after a sudden power fluctuation.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:ESAT - ELECTA, Electrical Energy Computer Architectures
× corresponding author
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