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Potential of exchange of electric power between the electric systems of Brazil and Argentina; Potencial de intercambio de energia eletrica entre os sistemas eletricos do Brasil e da Argentina

Abstract

Integration of power generation and transmission systems can provide a better utilization of energy resources and increase systems reliability. Given that Brazilian interconnection with Argentina, which represents the major Brazilian interconnection with neighboring countries, is used basically in winter months or in situations of unfavorable hydrology, this paper aims to demonstrate that power exchange between these two countries can be much higher than currently observed, resulting in greater benefits for producers and consumers of electricity in both countries, and that these benefits can also be obtained through better use of existing and planned interconnections between South American countries. To estimate the potential for power exchange between the electrical systems of Brazil and Argentina, three sets of simulations using the Brazilian Energy Plan (PDE 2010-2019) deck for Newave model, available from EPE, were made. These simulations consider the possibility that: (i) electricity is exported from Brazil to Argentina (II) electricity is imported from Argentina and (III) electricity is exchanged in both directions. The simulation results indicate that, despite rising operational marginal costs, significant amounts of electricity can be exported to Argentina at relatively low prices, depending on hydrological conditions. Moreover, the possibility of electricity imports from Argentina can reduce the operational  More>>
Authors:
Zanette, Andre Luiz [1] 
  1. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (PETROBRAS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2010
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
ETDE-BR-2684
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. CBPE: Brazilian congress of energetic planning; Energy 2030: challenges for a new energetic matrix, 7. CBPE: Congresso brasileiro de planejamento energetico; Energia 2030: desafios para uma nova matriz energetica, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil), 8-10 Sep 2010
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; POWER GENERATION; POWER TRANSMISSION; ELECTRIC POWER; INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; IMPORTS; EXPORTS; COST; BRAZIL; ARGENTINA
OSTI ID:
22008552
Research Organizations:
Sociedade Brasileira de Planejamento Energetico (SBPE), Itajuba, MG (Brazil)
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: BR1204940
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited. Available from ETDE as OSTI ID: 22008552;
Submitting Site:
BR
Size:
[8 page(s)]
Announcement Date:
Jan 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Zanette, Andre Luiz. Potential of exchange of electric power between the electric systems of Brazil and Argentina; Potencial de intercambio de energia eletrica entre os sistemas eletricos do Brasil e da Argentina. Brazil: N. p., 2010. Web.
Zanette, Andre Luiz. Potential of exchange of electric power between the electric systems of Brazil and Argentina; Potencial de intercambio de energia eletrica entre os sistemas eletricos do Brasil e da Argentina. Brazil.
Zanette, Andre Luiz. 2010. "Potential of exchange of electric power between the electric systems of Brazil and Argentina; Potencial de intercambio de energia eletrica entre os sistemas eletricos do Brasil e da Argentina." Brazil.
@misc{etde_22008552,
title = {Potential of exchange of electric power between the electric systems of Brazil and Argentina; Potencial de intercambio de energia eletrica entre os sistemas eletricos do Brasil e da Argentina}
author = {Zanette, Andre Luiz}
abstractNote = {Integration of power generation and transmission systems can provide a better utilization of energy resources and increase systems reliability. Given that Brazilian interconnection with Argentina, which represents the major Brazilian interconnection with neighboring countries, is used basically in winter months or in situations of unfavorable hydrology, this paper aims to demonstrate that power exchange between these two countries can be much higher than currently observed, resulting in greater benefits for producers and consumers of electricity in both countries, and that these benefits can also be obtained through better use of existing and planned interconnections between South American countries. To estimate the potential for power exchange between the electrical systems of Brazil and Argentina, three sets of simulations using the Brazilian Energy Plan (PDE 2010-2019) deck for Newave model, available from EPE, were made. These simulations consider the possibility that: (i) electricity is exported from Brazil to Argentina (II) electricity is imported from Argentina and (III) electricity is exchanged in both directions. The simulation results indicate that, despite rising operational marginal costs, significant amounts of electricity can be exported to Argentina at relatively low prices, depending on hydrological conditions. Moreover, the possibility of electricity imports from Argentina can reduce the operational costs of Brazilian system, as well as minimizing the risk of shortages. This work shows that the interconnections between Brazil and Argentina may be better used to benefit producers and consumers in both countries. Therefore, it is necessary to define an effective contractual and operational model for power trading and electricity transfer between these countries with the objective of promoting stability and mutual trust. Finally, studies to evaluate the potential for electricity exchange between South American countries are specially important, enabling better utilization of energy resources of each country and contributing to continent's energy integration. (author)}
place = {Brazil}
year = {2010}
month = {Jul}
}