A comprehensive review on the benefits and challenges of global power grids and intercontinental interconnectors

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dc.contributor.author Brinkerink, Maarten
dc.contributor.author Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.
dc.contributor.author Deane, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-13T15:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-13T15:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-12
dc.identifier.citation Brinkerink, M., Ó Gallachóir, B. and Deane, P. (2019) 'A comprehensive review on the benefits and challenges of global power grids and intercontinental interconnectors', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 107, pp. 274-287. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.03.003 en
dc.identifier.volume 107 en
dc.identifier.startpage 274 en
dc.identifier.endpage 287 en
dc.identifier.issn 1364-0321
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7620
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rser.2019.03.003
dc.description.abstract Globally interconnected power grids are proposed as a future concept to facilitate decarbonisation of the electricity system by enabling the harnessing and sharing of vast amounts of renewable energy. Areas with the highest potential for renewable energy are often far away from current load centres, which can be integrated through long-distance transmission interconnection. The concept builds on the proven benefits of transmission interconnection in mitigating the variability of renewable electricity sources such as wind and solar by import and export of electricity between neighbouring regions, as well as on other known benefits of power system integration. This paper reviews existing global and regional initiatives in context of a sustainable future and presents the associated benefits and challenges of globally interconnected power grids and intercontinental interconnectors. We find that while the challenges and opportunities are clearly qualified, actual quantification of costs, benefits and environmental implications of the global grid concept remains in its infancy, imposing a significant gap in the literature. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032119301364
dc.rights © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Global power grid en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.subject Variable renewables en
dc.subject Power transmission en
dc.subject Power systems modelling en
dc.title A comprehensive review on the benefits and challenges of global power grids and intercontinental interconnectors en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Maarten Brinkerink, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: maarten.brinkerink@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-03-12
dc.date.updated 2019-03-13T15:17:51Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 477354385
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress maarten.brinkerink@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/ en


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