Investment in the transmission sector faces technical, economic and regulatory challenges. Rising energy demands, increased renewable energy penetration into remote grid and deregulation of power industry necessitates the evaluation of these challenges prior to investment in the transmission sector. The authors of this analysis investigate these challenges and recommend possible solutions for the development of transmission sector. They review the challenges faced by renewable energy penetration into remote grids and they analyze case studies involving principal transmission schemes employed in various countries for evaluating these challenges.

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