Reliability analysis of medium voltage feeder
Parshin, Yaroslav (2009)
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Distribution companies are facing numerous challenges in the near future. Regulation defines correlation between power quality and revenue cap. Companies have to take measures for reliability increase to successfully compete in modern conditions. Most of the failures seen by customers originate in medium voltage networks. Implementation of network automation is the very effective measure to reduce duration and number of outages, and consequently, outage costs. Topic of this diploma work is study of automation investments effect on outage costs and other reliability indices. Calculation model have been made to perform needed reliability calculations. Theoretical study of different automation scenarios has been done. Case feeder from actual distribution company has been studied and various renovation plans have been suggested. Network automation proved to be effective measure for increasing medium voltage network reliability.
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