International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
Recent Advancements in Electric Power System Development Planning with High-Penetration of Renewable Energy Resources and Dynamic Loads
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 工程：电子与电气 - 2区
Electric power system development planning is a process of determining and ensuring sufficient capacities in different sectors of power systems over the envisaged planning period. New power system components are found in such a way that the planning standards on power system security and reliability are satisfied. Modern power systems are the largest man-made systems and the development planning is traditionally decomposed into demand forecasting, generation planning, transmission expansion and distribution planning. The development planning results of all individual stages need to be coordinated to provide safe, reliable and resilient electricity delivery.
The deployment of renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind, has further escalated the complexity of the transmission and distribution planning due to inherent uncertainties associated with these types of generation. On the other hand, connection of new types of loads, such as electric vehicles and heat pumps, poses new challenges in transmission and distribution planning due to changed load profiles, shifted peak loads and creation of new load centers. To respond to these challenges, technologically advanced solutions (often called “smart” solutions) need to be applied in conjunction with the traditional network reinforcements and component replacements. Last, but not least, is the generation development planning in a de-regulated environment. All generating companies tend to maximize their own profits, so that new market mechanisms are required to provide reliable supplies from the generation side.
The objective of this Special Issue is to present the state-of-the art of the methodologies developed for expansion planning of all segments of the modern power systems, characterized by separated businesses, high penetration of renewable sources and new load types, as well as by application of technically advanced solutions. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of power system development planning:
Frameworks for the market mechanisms and regulatory incentive regimes related to capital investments in the modern power systems, as well as for new deterministic and probabilistic development planning standards.
Efficient top-down and bottom-up forecasting tools for prediction of transmission and generation connected renewables and new types of dynamic loads.
New deterministic and probabilistic methods for integrated expansion planning of modern power systems with renewables, new load types and technical solutions.
New probabilistic simulation methods, including reliability analyses, for the verification of expansion plans that address connection of renewables and new load types with new technical solutions.
Integration of technologically advanced solutions, such as HVDC, energy storage, demand side management, coordinated voltage control, modern VAr compensation, etc., within the planning models.
Integration of measurement, communication, power electronics and power system component reliability models within the probabilistic simulation – reliability methodologies.
Methodologies and mechanisms for provision of reliable supplies from privately owned generation companies.
Connection pricing, locational pricing of new and existing assets, pricing of new right-of-ways – circuits.
Development planning of multi-energy systems on national and regional levels.