Development of the interconnected power grid in Europe and suggestions for the energy internet in China

Zengxun Liu, Yan Zhang, Ying Wang, Nan Wei, Chenghong Gu

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The European power grid is one of the largest regional interconnected power grids in the world. It realizes a multinational grid operation, which is rare. The total installed capacity of the European power grid is the largest throughout the world. In addition, the integration and utilization of renewable energy in this grid is a great benchmark for other countries and can help promote energy transformation and achieve a high proportion of renewable energy consumption. Based on the analysis of the existing status of the European interconnected power grid and the development history of this power grid, this paper summarizes four key development stages of the European power grid. In addition, the characteristics of each stage and the development prospect of the European power grid are analyzed. On this basis, this paper gives suggestions for the development and construction of China's energy internet; this can provide valuable reference for further studies on China's energy internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalGlobal Energy Interconnection
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2020

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  • Energy Internet
  • European interconnected power grid
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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