Making the most of Europe’s grids: grid optimisation technologies to build a greener Europe

WindEurope’s position paper explains that while grid expansion is crucial and needs to accelerate, grid optimization and timely solutions must also be considered. Grid optimization technologies can maximize the use of transmission capacity by increasing thermal and/or system limits or optimally addressing conservatively set margins. This can mitigate renewables variability, accelerate their integration and minimize their curtailment. The paper includes an assessment of grid optimization technologies, a variety of case studies and recommendations for regulatory changes to incentize large-scale adoption of these technologies.

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Increase transfer capacity, improve energy security, renewable integration, Modular FACTS