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International Experience with Open Access to Power Grids

International Experience with Open Access to Power Grids

Reliable and affordable electricity supply is a key driver of economic growth. In recent decades, many developing and emerging economies have embarked on efforts to enhance the efficiency of their electricity markets. The quest for efficiency often involves structural reforms, such as unbundling and other measures, designed to support greater competition in the power sector.

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Transmitting Renewable Energy to the Grid: The Case of Texas

Texas leads the United States with 9,528 MW of installed wind power capacity—a level exceeded by only four countries. The state needed more infrastructure to transmit electricity generated from renewable sources, but the regulator could not approve transmission expansion projects in the absence of financially committed generators. To solve the problem, Texas devised a planning

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Transmitting Renewable Energy to the Grid: The Case of Mexico

Mexico’s La Ventosa region has ample wind resources but is remote. The national electric utility would not build the lines needed to transmit La Ventosa’ electricity to the grid without assurances that developers would follow through on their generating plans. But developers could not obtain needed financing in the absence of a guaranteed transmission network.

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Transmitting Renewable Energy to the Grid: The Case of Brazil

Many biomass cogeneration plants and small hydropower plants are already in operation in Brazil, and more are under construction. Brazil met the challenge of connecting those plants to the grid by devising a shared transmission system that allocates transmission costs among providers of renewable energy and allows providers to incorporate those costs into their bids

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Transmitting Renewable Energy to the Grid

Connecting generating sites to the grid is an obstacle to the scale-up of renewable energy. Investments in transmission are often made in response to individual requests for interconnection from project developers. But isolated efforts to connect dispersed resources usually turn out to be more expensive than if the full set of planned sites had been

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Private Sector Participation in Electricity Transmission and Distribution

Electric power systems are among the most capital-intensive parts of a modern economy; their successful development requires massive deployment of resources from both the public and private sectors. In recent decades, many countries have embarked on structural reform programs involving private sector participation (PSP) across the entire value chain of the power sector. Often as

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Unbundling Options For Gas Transmission and Storage

The aim of this assignment is to support the Government of Ukraine and NJSC ‘Naftogaz of Ukraine’ (NAK) with assessing a few suitable restructuring options for the transmission, storage and production business lines of NAK and developing a feasible and reasonable implementation plan for the restructuring model that the Government will choose based on the

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Smart Grid to Enhance Power Transmission

Over the last few decades Vietnam has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and positioning its economy on a sustainable growth path. Political and economic reforms (Doi Moi) launched in 1986 have transformed Vietnam from one of the poorest countries in the world, with per capita income below $100, to a lower middle income country

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