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Energies 2017, 10(2), 155; doi:10.3390/en10020155

A Methodological Approach to Assess the Impact of Smarting Action on Electricity Transmission and Distribution Networks Related to Europe 2020 Targets

Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia 11a, I-16145 Genoa, Italy
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Received: 14 December 2016 / Revised: 13 January 2017 / Accepted: 19 January 2017 / Published: 26 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric Power Systems Research 2017)
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The achievement of the so-called 2020 targets requested by the European Union (EU) has determined a significant growth of proposals of solutions and of technical projects aiming at reducing the CO2 emissions and increasing the energy efficiency, as well as the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the electric network. As many of them ask for funding from the EU itself, there is the necessity to define a methodology to rank them and decide which projects should be sponsored to obtain the maximum effect on the EU 2020 targets. The present paper aims at (i) defining a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to compare different proposals, (ii) proposing an analytical methodology to evaluate the defined KPIs and (iii) evaluating the maximum impact that the considered action is capable of producing. The proposed methodology is applied to a set of possible interventions performed on a benchmark transmission network test case, in order to show that the defined indicators can be either calculated or measured and that they are useful to rank different “smarting actions”. View Full-Text
Keywords: power systems; electricity transmission and distribution; energy efficiency; renewable generation integration; environmental impact power systems; electricity transmission and distribution; energy efficiency; renewable generation integration; environmental impact
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Bonfiglio, A.; Delfino, F.; Invernizzi, M.; Procopio, R. A Methodological Approach to Assess the Impact of Smarting Action on Electricity Transmission and Distribution Networks Related to Europe 2020 Targets. Energies 2017, 10, 155.

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