A Midterm Road Map for Advanced Technologies Integration in Transmission Networks
This chapter introduces the main trends which drive present and future changes of the transmission systems, as well as the new opportunities raised by advanced transmission technologies. It then details a case study for Europe: a TSO-targeted technology road map for the integration of promising innovative power transmission technologies into the Pan-European power system from 2020 to 2040. This time frame will be critical for the evolution of the European power system towards a low-carbon economy by 2050. In conclusion, some limitations of the described approach are discussed and routes to improve the present road-mapping results are hinted at. The removal of these limitations will be the subject of new key European research projects to be developed in the coming years.
KeywordsEuropean Union Unify Power Flow Controller Voltage Source Converter Phasor Measurement Unit Submarine Cable
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