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Transmission expansion for renewable energy scale-up emerging lessons and recommendations (English)

The report is structured in two parts. Part one focuses on describing why providing transmission services for renewable energy represents a new challenge, as well as reviewing some of the approaches different countries are using to face the challenge. Chapter one describes some of the investment needs identified in both developed and developing countries in the context of their scale-up efforts. Chapters two and three review emerging responses from governments and regulators with regard to transmission cost allocation and pricing and transmission planning for renewable energy. Planning aspects include institutional arrangements, methodological aspects, and tools. Based on the emerging practices reviewed in part one and with help from some of the established theory on transmission pricing and planning, part two of the report focuses on analyzing the economic principles and providing recommendations on transmission expansion and pricing for renewable energy. Chapter four describes a basic trade-off between transmission and renewable generation that is used throughout the analysis in part two. Chapter four also describes the economic interactions between renewable support policies and transmission policy. The concepts introduced in chapter four are used to analyze the recommended principles to guide transmission expansion and pricing, which are described in chapters five and six, respectively. The principles are intended to help decision making on important issues that frequently arise in the context of delivering transmission services for renewable energy. These issues include: (a) which rules should be more adequate for the allocation of transmission cost to renewable energy; (b) which principles should be followed to understand the implications of transmission cost of achieving the policy goals being pursued with the introduction of renewable energy; and (c) how transmission expansion should be addressed to cost-effectively and efficiently help meet the goals of renewable energy policy.

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  • Author

    Madrigal, Marcelino Stoft, Steven

  • Document Date

    2011/06/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    69199

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2012/05/30

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Transmission expansion for renewable energy scale-up emerging lessons and recommendations

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Madrigal, Marcelino Stoft, Steven

Transmission expansion for renewable energy scale-up emerging lessons and recommendations (English). Energy and mining sector board discussion paper ; no. 26 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/326811468333268455/Transmission-expansion-for-renewable-energy-scale-up-emerging-lessons-and-recommendations