Transmission management and planning: The aftermath of Turkish electricity restructuring

Tor O. B., Shahidehpour M.

38th Annual North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Illinois, United States Of America, 17 - 19 September 2006, pp.83-84 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/naps.2006.360128
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-84
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


The key to enhancing electricity restructuring is to have an adequate competition in the generation sector of power industry. This concept requires a sufficient transmission capacity to support trading in electricity markets, while maintaining the system reliability. However, transmission expansion planning (TEP) for managing adequate transmission capacity is a major challenge which involves uncertainties and risks in restructured electricity environment. This study reviews TEP issues in a general perspective and addresses challenges in Turkey where the liberalization or the electric power industry is underway for establishing a competitive electricity market. A few strategies are proposed in this paper which are directed toward managing the risk in ensuring adequate transmission expansion in Turkey.