Value Based Reliability Evaluation of Primary Power Distribution System
Cini K, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engg., Viswajyothi College Of Engineering and Technology, Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, India.
Manuscript received on 13 June 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 June 2017 | Manuscript Published on 30 June 2017 | PP: 6-10 | Volume-6 Issue-5, June 2017 | Retrieval Number: E4983066517/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: Distribution system reliability is concerned with the availability and quality of power supply at each customer’s service entrance. Analysis of customer failure statistics shows that failure in distribution system contribute as much as 90% towards the unavailability of supply to a load as compared with each part of electric systems. These statistics reinforces the need for reliability evaluation of distribution systems. In recent years with the advent of smart grids the significance of distribution system has enhanced because of the importance of co generation and distributed generation. The different causes and duration of failures are analysed season wise. The failure rate of the different feeders of the system under study was calculated and the reliable feeders were identified. Suggestions are given to improve the reliability of the feeders. This type of analysis will help the operation and maintenance engineers to maintain the quality service to the customers and schedule the maintenance services.
Keywords: Distribution Systems, Reliability Indices, Failure Rate, Availability.
Scope of the Article: Reliability