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Cross-Border Electricity Transmission Capacity for Network Reliability

Abstract: 
This paper presents a study which investigates the impact of cross-border electricity transmission capacity, as well as of generation capacity, on network reliability. Monthly empirical data on network reliability and generation and cross-border transmission capacities from 18 different European countries for a time span of 10 years is used. Results show how a higher sum of remaining generation margin and import capacity corresponds with fewer fault events in the network.