Distribution System Reliability Assessment for Improved Feeder Configurations
K.Kirubarani1, A.Peer Fathima2

1K.Kirubarani, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Chennai, India.
2Dr.A.Peer Fathima*,  Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 4415-4424 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8964088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8964.088619
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Abstract: This Paper enlightens the significance of the reliability evaluation for an electrical power distribution network using the analytical technique FMEA. The power distribution system is subject to interruptions frequently as a lot of devices are responsible for its effective operation. All the possible failures of each component are considered and the reliability is evaluated in terms of system reliability indices like SAIFI, SAIDI, ENS, and ASAI. FMEA method observes the failure modes of a procedure and reduces it by ranking over its impacts. In this paper, RBTS bus2 distribution network is used for the analysis. The influences of various feeder reconfigurations are considered and the system reliability indices are obtained. The obtained results show that the reliability of the distribution system is enriched with various feeder reconfigurations. Reliability Evaluation helps to design the future Distribution system and its expansion.
Keywords: Distribution system, ENS, Reliability, Reliability Indices, SAIDI, SAIFI.