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FirstnameLuis
SurnameRamirez Camargo
AffiliationInstitute for Applied Informatics, Technologie Campus Freyung, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
CountryGERMANY
Paper titleA spatially explicit assessment of middle and low voltage grid requirements in Bavaria until 2050
AbstractThe energy transition to the increased use of renewables and the continued urbanization process have a direct and strong impact on the shape and characteristics of the electricity transmission and distribution systems. At the continental and national scale, improved high voltage grids should allow the transmission and balance of electricity from hot-spots of variable renewable energy generation installations to demand centers. At the regional and municipal scale the medium and low voltage grids should be capable of bringing sufficient electricity to users and should allow the integration of distributed renewable generation installations. While data on the transmission systems is widely available, spatial and attribute data of the medium and mainly the low voltage grids are scarce. Additionally, while there are plenty of studies on the requirements of the grid to allow the energy transition, there is very little information on the necessary transformation of the grid due to changes generated by the expected urbanization process. This study relies on a data set that estimates the topology of the medium and low voltage grids of Bavaria (Germany) as well data from the LUISA territorial modelling platform of the European Commission to calculate key figures of grid requirements depending on population and land use for the current case and the decades to come. Typologies of grid requirements are proposed based on a statistical analysis of population and land use data of each square kilometer of the state. These typologies are extrapolated to changes expected by the LUISA data in 2030 and 2050. The results are presented using maps with expected absolute values of grid requirements and their temporal changes for each square kilometer of the project area as well as cumulated for every municipality.
Co-authorsWuth, J.; Dorner, W.
TopicSmart cities and regions