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Transmission pricing software for power engineering education

Authors

  • Georgia T. Tziasiou,

    1. Electric Power Division, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR-15780, Athens, Greece
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  • George A. Orfanos,

    1. Electric Power Division, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR-15780, Athens, Greece
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  • Pavlos S. Georgilakis,

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    1. Electric Power Division, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR-15780, Athens, Greece
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  • Nikos D. Hatziargyriou

    1. Electric Power Division, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), GR-15780, Athens, Greece
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Abstract

This article presents a computer program that is used in a power system economics course in order to clarify the differences and the impact of eight transmission pricing and three tracing methodologies on transmission cost allocation. The software can graphically represent the allocation of transmission cost to network users. Thanks to its graphical user interface, the software is very friendly for the students. Moreover, this article presents an educational example that helps students understand all the calculations that are involved in transmission pricing. The software and the example-driven presentation have been proven very efficient in the education of students at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. In conclusion, the work presented in this article advances the use of computer application in the education of transmission pricing. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 22:410–428, 2014; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae; DOI 10.1002/cae.10.1002/cae.20565

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