Linking Europe - The Role of the Swiss Electricity Transmission Grid Until 2050

26 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2014 Last revised: 27 Jan 2015

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Ingmar Schlecht

University of Basel - Center for Economic Science

Hannes Weigt

WWZ, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel

Date Written: December 16, 2014

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the role of the Swiss electricity transmission system and the planned network extensions in the context of Central European electricity market developments and thereby the Swiss and European energy transitions. In addition, we conduct a sensitivity analysis of delayed grid investments for Swiss and European network projects, respectively. By deriving a quantification of potential costs and system stability impacts due to delayed network investments, we can identify whether the currently observed lag in many energy investments poses a threat to achieving the envisioned energy transitions.

Keywords: Switzerland, energy transition, network extension, investment delay

JEL Classification: L94

Suggested Citation

Schlecht, Ingmar and Weigt, Hannes, Linking Europe - The Role of the Swiss Electricity Transmission Grid Until 2050 (December 16, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2539129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2539129

Ingmar Schlecht

University of Basel - Center for Economic Science ( email )

Basel, 4051
Switzerland

Hannes Weigt (Contact Author)

WWZ, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel ( email )

Basel, 4051
Switzerland

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