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Conference Papers in Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 324562, 8 pages
Conference Paper

Indices to Assess the Integration of Renewable Energy Resources on Transmission Systems

1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Green Park 412, 75 Kallipoleos Street, P.O. Box 20537, T.T. 134, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
2Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Coventry, Coventry, UK

Received 4 January 2013; Accepted 14 March 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Al-Assaf, P. Demokritou, A. Poullikkas, and C. Sourkounis

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Alexandros I. Nikolaidis at “Power Options for the Eastern Mediterranean Region” held from 19 November 2012 to 21 November 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus.

Copyright © 2013 Alexandros I. Nikolaidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The continuous increase on the penetration levels of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) in power systems has led to radical changes on the design, operation, and control of the electrical network. This paper investigates the influence of these changes on the operation of a transmission network by developing a set of indices, spanning from power losses to GHG emissions reduction. These indices are attempting to quantify any impacts therefore providing a tool for assessing the RES penetration in transmission networks, mainly for isolated systems. These individual indices are assigned an analogous weight and are mingled to provide a single multiobjective index that performs a final evaluation. These indices are used to evaluate the impact of the integration of RES into the classic WSCC 3-machine, 9-bus transmission network.