Transmission Network Enhancement with Renewable EnergyOyedepo SO1*, Agbetuyi AF2 and Odunfa MK1,3
- Corresponding Author:
- Oyedepo SO
Mechanical Engineering Department
Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 20, 2014; Accepted Date: November 27, 2014; Published Date: December 05, 2014
Citation: Oyedepo SO, Agbetuyi AF, Odunfa MK (2014) Transmission Network Enhancement with Renewable Energy . J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 5:145. doi:10.4172/20904541.1000145
Copyright: © 2014 Oyedepo SO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Wind and solar energy play an important role in the de – carbonization of electricity generation. However, high shares of these Variable Renewable Energies (VREs) challenge the power system considerably due to their temporal fluctuations and geographical dispersion. This paper systematically reviews and analyzes transmission grid extensions as an integration measure for VREs. Effects of grid extensions for fundamental properties of the power system as a function of the penetration and mix of wind coupled with solar energy were revealed in the study. The paper also provides an overview of the system implication of wind and solar PV energy and investigates a way to partly overcome transmission grid extensions.