Statistical appraisal of economic design strategies of LV distribution networks

Gan, Chin Kim and Pierluigi, Mancarella and Pudjianto, Danny and Strbac, Goran (2011) Statistical appraisal of economic design strategies of LV distribution networks. Electric Power Systems Research, 81 (7). pp. 1363-1372. ISSN 0378-7796

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This paper presents a statistical approach for assessing general LV distribution network design strategies based on a large set of realistic test networks and optimal economic circuit design. The test networks are generated using a fractal-based algorithm that allows creation of generic networks with various topological features (e.g., typical of rural/urban/mixed areas) and characterised by different numbers of substations, numbers of customers, load densities, and so forth. In comparison to standards derived from a traditional approach, that is, case studies on a small number of specific real or test networks, the proposed approach facilitates the derivation of more robust conclusions on optimal network design policies and can thus be used as a valuable tool for decision support. The methodology is exemplified through numerical applications for both urban and rural areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Network design policy, Distribution losses, Distribution system analysis, Life cycle cost (LCC)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Industrial Power
Depositing User: Dr Chin Kim Gan
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 01:01
Last Modified: 29 May 2023 14:56
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