Keywords: power systems interconnection, electricity consumption, generating capacity, power flow, interstate electric tie, reliability, Northeast Asia
Potential benefits of and barriers to inter-country power grid connections in Northeast Asia
The current state and prospects of the power industry in Northeast Asia (NEA) are outlined. The potential benefits from power system interconnection in the region, in particular capacity saving, decreasing electricity production costs and tariffs, reliability improvement and environmental effect are considered. Specific estimates of the benefits for the region are given. Barriers to power system interconnection in NEA are analysed.