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Impact of Bidding Zone Configuration on the French Electricity Network
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

At the beginning, the rst operation concern of electricity transmission networks is to

ensure the security of power system. These interconnections are also used for the purpose

of exchanging electricity from one country to another. They have a central role

to achieve the integrated European electricity market by allowing electricity supplier

to sell energy to a customer in another EU country. This enables market players to

trade electricity depending on opportunities and prices in various bidding areas in Europe.

The interconnections contribute therefore to the eectiveness of the European

electricity market. The volume of trade is however limited by the physical limitations of

the transmission lines, which are determined by the TSOs through cross border capacity

calculations and assigned to the actors based on dierent market mechanisms (e.g.

capacity allocation).

The fast development of renewable energy sources has increased the imbalances between

supply and demand. This further increases constraints on transmission lines, including

the interconnections between neighboring countries. In order to manage this problematic

situation, the modication of the bidding areas conguration is often considered as

a solution. Dierent studies developed methods based on nodes aggregation or minimization

of re-dispatching costs to dene the price areas. However, the impact of this

kind of measure on the overall system is not well studied.

This master thesis work presents a general methodology to study the impact of a new

bidding zone conguration in the French electrical network from a market point of view.

In order to dene a relevant bidding zone conguration in the system, physical ows on

the lines are determined and the two ends of binding links are located in two dierent

bidding zones. Then, electricity price, social welfare evolution and modication of the

ows due to the new generation pattern are presented in order to evaluate and analyze

the impact of the new bidding zone conguration on the market.

The modelling limits are analyzed in order to evaluate the proposed approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 102 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-EPS 2014:005
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152905OAI: diva2:751985
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2014-10-02Bibliographically approved

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