Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100210
Authors: 
Lynch, Muireann A.
O'Malley, Mark J.
Tol, Richard S. J.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin 416
Abstract: 
We present a mixed-integer, linear programming model for determining optimal interconnection locations using a cost minimisation approach. Optimal interconnection and capacity investment decisions are determined under various targets for renewable penetration. The model is applied to a test system for eight countries in Northern Europe. It is found that considerations on the supply side dominate demand side considerations when determining optimal interconnection investment. Interconnection is found to be most valuable when targets for renewable electricity are set for the whole system, rather than for different regions within the system.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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