Andrey Churkin (Ph.D. student) visits Electric Coordinator of Chile

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The meeting was a part of Andrey’s internship (November 2018 – February 2019, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). During the internship, Andrey continues developing cost-benefit allocation methods for cross-border power interconnections. Transmission expansion planning and, cross-border interconnections particularly, become an acute topic in South America, where numerous countries with different energy mix may be interconnected to obtain mutual benefits.

Earlier, Andrey had a meeting in Chilean Energy Ministry (División de Prospectiva y Análisis de Impacto Regulatorio), presenting cost-benefit allocation analysis for Northeast Asia. The topic got significant attention by Chilean colleagues, especially by Electrico Coordinador that coordinates operation of Chilean power systems and performs transmission expansion planning.

The research is a collaboration between Skoltech (professors Janusz Bialek and David Pozo), Institute of Control Sciences (professor Nikolay Korgin), and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (professor Enzo Sauma). South America would probably be chosen as a case for novel cross-border transmission expansion planning methods testing.

Photo: Andrey Churkin and Juan Carlos Araneda (transmission planning director)