Data Format for transmission expansion planning systems

Data Format for Transmission Expansion Planning.
The data is useful when DC model of power system is USED.
There are four type of data:

1) Mw per-unit (p.u) of power system
2) Planning stages;
3) Transmission Buses in each planning stage
4) HVAC Transmission lines data.
5) HVDC Transmission lines data (if data are available).

1) System power Per-unit:
ITEM.No    DESCRIPTION
1                Mw Per-unit of the System

2) STAGE DATA
ITEM.No    DESCRIPTION
1                Stage Number
2                Discount factor to find the net present value for the transmission                                           investment (%).

3) BUS DATA
ITEM.No    DESCRIPTION
1                Bus Number
2                Bus Name
3                Bus Type: 0 -> Load, 1 -> Generator, 2 -> Slack
4                Load (MW)
5                Maximum generation limit (MW)
6                Stage

4) HVAC LINES DATA
ITEM.No    DESCRIPTION
1                Line Number
2                “From” Bus
3                “To” Bus
4                Line resistance (P.u)
5                Line reactance (P.u)
6                Number of existence lines
7                Maximum power flow limit in the line (MW)
8                Investment cost of the line (MUSD$)
9                Maximum number of transmission lines in corridor
10              Length (km) (if data are available)

4) HVDC LINES DATA
ITEM.No    DESCRIPTION
1                Line Number
2                “From” Bus
3                “To” Bus
4                Line resistance (P.u)
5                Number of existence lines
6                Maximum power flow limit in the line (MW)
7                Investment cost of the line (include converters units cost) (MUSD$)
8                Maximum number of transmission lines in corridor
9                Length (km) (if data are available)