Transmission connection and charging methodologies for integration of renewable energy in Australia

Radzi, Nur Hanis and Bansal, R. C. and Dong, Z. Y. (2012) Transmission connection and charging methodologies for integration of renewable energy in Australia. In: 22nd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2012), 26-29 September 2012, Bali, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The Australian government is aiming to ensure that by 2020, 20% of Australia’s electricity supply is generated from renewable sources. Consequently, this will drive large changes and have direct effects on the behavior and investment in Australia’s market environment especially transmission use of system (TUoS) charges scheme. This paper is intended to explore the TUoS charges in the Australian national electricity market (NEM) to the development of renewable generation. There are three issues that are focused in this paper: 1) the transmission configurations for connecting the renewable generation to the existing grid; 2) the existing Australian NEM TUoS charges; and 3) the Australian energy market operator (AEMO) policy on the allocation of the cost of providing shared transmission services to different parties for new and existing terminal stations. The 59-bus system of the South East Australian power system is used for the case study in order to verify the concepts and determine the efficient and economical way to connect a new renewable generation to the existing grid.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:renewable energy target (RET) scheme; transmission use of system (TUoS) charges; transmission configurations; Australian energy market operator (AEMO) policy
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
ID Code:6108
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:16 Feb 2015 14:26
Last Modified:16 Feb 2015 14:26

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