Transmission

TRANSMISSION

Transmission infrastructure is critical for moving power efficiently from the generation sources to areas where the energy is used; for connecting new renewable generation to the grid; and for establishing regional interconnections that allow for the wholesale trading of electricity. EUPP countries are rapidly expanding their transmission networks due to the increased demand for electricity and the need to improve system reliability. Transmission networks are modeled on computers so utility engineers can run simulations on the most cost effective and reliable way to expand a network. EUPP is helping countries increase their capacity to perform these studies.

Transmission Planning and Analysis

Utilities use transmission modeling to evaluate the transmission grids to determine where additional transmission lines should be built or upgraded, how renewable energy can be effectively added to the transmission grid, and develop solutions to grid voltage, frequency and throughput capacity problems. EUPP activities have centered on training utility network engineers on how to utilize critical transmission system planning software.

Asia Gas Partnership

Central Asia

Colombia

EAPP

EATP

Kazakhstan

Kenya

NELSAP

Rwanda

Senegal

Tajikistan

Uzbekistan

System Control

System control centers manage the dispatch of energy from generation plants, monitor transmission system status, and react to real time changes that affect the utilities ability to reliably deliver energy to their customers. EUPP Is helping utilities implement system that allow the control center to have more real time data and use System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other software programs to improve their ability to dispatching generation, be the balancing authority and manage load balancing, maintain reliability, and provide ancillary services.

Colombia

India

Kenya

Rwanda

Senegal

SARI/EI

System Flexibility for Asia

Energy Interconnection

Interconnecting separate power systems create larger systems that increase the overall availability of electricity supply and improves grid system reliability. By interconnecting energy systems, utilities from one country can use the assets of a neighboring country for cross-border energy trading and to address transmission congestion and generation balancing issues. EUPP is helping provide the training and software required to establish and operate interconnected transmission systems.

EAPP

Kenya

SARI/EI

Renewable Energy Integration

Renewable energy (RE) is defined as energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited such as geothermal, wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, wood and wood waste, municipal solid waste, landfill gas and biogas, ethanol, and biodiesel. As the world faces the impacts of global climate change, the use of renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular as a preferred source of electricity.  However, many of the more commonly used types of RE, including wind and solar, carry a unique set of challenges due to the variable nature of their output and availability, difficulties in forecasting output and availability, production times that do not coincide with peak demand times, and competition with traditional power sources, such as coal, natural gas, and nuclear. EUPP assists partner utilities in the deployment of renewable energy and diversified fuel sources.  

Central Asia

Colombia

India

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kyrgyzstan

Rwanda

System Flexibility for Asia

Tajikistan

Uganda

Uzbekistan