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Simplifying Electricity Networks
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The simplification ``snakemake`` rules prepare **approximations** of the full model, for which it is computationally viable to co-optimize generation, storage and transmission capacities.
- :mod:`simplify_network` transforms the transmission grid to a 380 kV only equivalent network, while
- :mod:`cluster_network` uses a `k-means `_ based clustering technique to partition the network into a given number of zones and then reduce the network to a representation with one bus per zone.
The simplification and clustering steps are described in detail in the paper
- Jonas HÃ¶rsch and Tom Brown. `The role of spatial scale in joint optimisations of generation and transmission for European highly renewable scenarios `_), *14th International Conference on the European Energy Market*, 2017. `arXiv:1705.07617 `_, `doi:10.1109/EEM.2017.7982024 `_.
After simplification and clustering of the network, additional components may be appended in the rule :mod:`add_extra_components` and the network is prepared for solving in :mod:`prepare_network`.
.. _simplify:
Rule ``simplify_network``
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.. automodule:: simplify_network
.. _cluster:
Rule ``cluster_network``
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.. automodule:: cluster_network
.. _extra_components:
Rule ``add_extra_components``
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.. automodule:: add_extra_components
.. _prepare:
Rule ``prepare_network``
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.. automodule:: prepare_network