Variable Renewable Energy Integration Analysis for Montengro
client: The World Bank
type: Project (Transmission, Generation, Market, Renewable)
finishing date: November 2019 (March 2020)
team: Dusan Vlaisavljevic – Project leader, N. Jovic - Consultant, S. Markovic, I. Mihajlovic-Vlaisavljevic, D.Todorovic
The aim of the Study was to support the Government of Montenegro in detail understanding of the technical and economic implications of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) integration, as well as necessary measures to integrate more VRE sources to the grid. This activity conducted key techno-economic renewable integration analyses, focusing on balancing and reserves analysis, as well as transmission network analysis.
The balancing analysis examined the impact of VRE integration on required balancing reserve and balancing energy activations, as well as corresponding balancing costs. The analysis considered potential regional balancing cooperation that could help Montenegro in integrating more VRE sources and decreasing overall balancing costs.
The transmission network analysis was conducted to identify necessary reinforcements/expansions for Montenegrin transmission network to integrate VRE sources. Economic assessment of costs of additional investment was performed as well.
Type of services of provided:
- Development of methodology for balancing reserve dimensioning with higher VRE levels in Montenegro
- Impact assessment of VRE integration on power system balancing and related costs in Montenegro
- Analysis of regional balancing cooperation that could facilitate higher VRE integration
- Analysis of VRE integration impact on transmission network
- Economic assessment of costs of additional network investment to enable higher VRE integration