Long-Term Congestion Management by Investment in Gas-Turbine Generators: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Paper in proceedings, 2007

This paper develops of a framework for the evaluation of long-term investment by the independent system operator (ISO) on gas-turbine generators as a tool for congestion management based on the traditional cost-benefit analysis. This involves a planning exercise to optimally decide the locations and sizes of the generators at different buses in the network such that the total cost of investment on gas-turbine and the total system congestion is minimized. A bus-wise cost-benefit analysis is carried by solving iteratively dc optimal power flow (dc-OPF) model. The CIGRE 32-Bus system is used for the case study. It is shown that the long-term decision of the investment on gas-turbine would be very much dependent on the opportunity cost of the gas-turbine with respect to the congestion problem.

Electricity markets

cost-benefit analysis

gas turbine

congestion management

congestion management


Anh Tuan Le

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Kankar Bhattacharya

IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (PES 2007), January 3-5, 2007, Florida, USA.

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