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Simulating the Swedish Electric Energy Production: An optimization perspective
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Production of electric energy is continuously affected by many factors. Therefore,

tools for predicting the future production are needed. In turn, the production affects

the electric energy price, which is set on electric energy exchanges.

This thesis is intended to find out if the software SDDP can be used for hydrothermal

power production simulations in the Nord pool area.

By building a simplified model of the electric energy production in Sweden with a

focus on hydro, thermal and wind power, the intention is to see how the model is

affected by different conditions. The investigated conditions are several; higher and

lower water inflows to the hydro power reservoirs; different amounts of installed

wind power production; different price levels of emission allowances for CO2.

By using the simulation software SDDP, more wind power was seen to lower the

electric energy prices, as well as reduce the need of transmission of power from the

northern to the southern parts of Sweden.

In the simulation, Sweden was divided into four areas, connected where the main

bottlenecks in the power grid are located.

Water inflows to the reservoirs are crucial in the model. Actual inflow data can be

bought from SMHI. However, due to the limited thesis budget, estimations were

constructed instead. The estimations were difficult to make and turned out to be too

high. Consequently, no reliable evaluation of the SDDP software could be done using

this data.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 110 p.
UPTEC F, ISSN 1401-5757 ; 14005
Keyword [en]
electric energy production optimization, nord pool simulation, electricity price model, electricity market simulation, electricity market model, hydrothermal power production optimization
Keyword [sv]
elkraftproduktion, optimering, elmarknadssimulering, nord pool simulering, elpris
National Category
Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221165OAI: diva2:707891
External cooperation
ÅF Industry
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-26 Last updated: 2014-03-31Bibliographically approved

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