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Title: Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System

Abstract

The Central American regional interconnected power system (SER) connects the countries members of the Central American regional electricity market (MER): Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The SER was a result of a long term regional effort, and was initially conceived to transfer 300 MW between countries. However, the current transfer limits between countries range from 70 MW to 300 MW. Regional entities, like CRIE (Regional Commission of Electrical Interconnection), EOR (Central American Regional System Operator), and CDMER (Board of Directors of the Central American Market) are working on coordinating the national transmission expansion plans with regional transmission planning efforts. This paper presents experience in Central America region to recommend transmission reinforcements to achieve 300 MW transfer capacity between any pair of member countries of the Central American regional electricity market (MER). This paper also provides a methodology for technical analysis and for coordination among the regional and national entities. This methodology is unique for transmission systems of these characteristics.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1339036
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-112470
400809000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
power system interconnection; power system planning; power transmission

Citation Formats

Elizondo, Marcelo A., Vallem, Mallikarjuna R., Samaan, Nader A., Makarov, Yuri V., Vyakaranam, Bharat, Nguyen, Tony B., Munoz, Christian, Herrera, Ricardo, Midence, Diego, and Shpitsberg, Anna. Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055.
Elizondo, Marcelo A., Vallem, Mallikarjuna R., Samaan, Nader A., Makarov, Yuri V., Vyakaranam, Bharat, Nguyen, Tony B., Munoz, Christian, Herrera, Ricardo, Midence, Diego, & Shpitsberg, Anna. Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System. United States. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055.
Elizondo, Marcelo A., Vallem, Mallikarjuna R., Samaan, Nader A., Makarov, Yuri V., Vyakaranam, Bharat, Nguyen, Tony B., Munoz, Christian, Herrera, Ricardo, Midence, Diego, and Shpitsberg, Anna. Mon . "Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System". United States. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055.
@article{osti_1339036,
title = {Transmission Reinforcements in the Central American Regional Power System},
author = {Elizondo, Marcelo A. and Vallem, Mallikarjuna R. and Samaan, Nader A. and Makarov, Yuri V. and Vyakaranam, Bharat and Nguyen, Tony B. and Munoz, Christian and Herrera, Ricardo and Midence, Diego and Shpitsberg, Anna},
abstractNote = {The Central American regional interconnected power system (SER) connects the countries members of the Central American regional electricity market (MER): Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. The SER was a result of a long term regional effort, and was initially conceived to transfer 300 MW between countries. However, the current transfer limits between countries range from 70 MW to 300 MW. Regional entities, like CRIE (Regional Commission of Electrical Interconnection), EOR (Central American Regional System Operator), and CDMER (Board of Directors of the Central American Market) are working on coordinating the national transmission expansion plans with regional transmission planning efforts. This paper presents experience in Central America region to recommend transmission reinforcements to achieve 300 MW transfer capacity between any pair of member countries of the Central American regional electricity market (MER). This paper also provides a methodology for technical analysis and for coordination among the regional and national entities. This methodology is unique for transmission systems of these characteristics.},
doi = {10.1109/PESGM.2016.7742055},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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