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Power Flow Analysis of Abule-Egba 33-kV Distribution Grid System with real network Simulations

Abdulkareem, Ademola and Awosope, C. O. A. and Orovwode, H. E. and Adelakun, A. (2014) Power Flow Analysis of Abule-Egba 33-kV Distribution Grid System with real network Simulations. IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 9 (2). pp. 67-80. ISSN e-ISSN: 2278-1676,p-ISSN: 2320-3331

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In order to ascertain that an electric power is economically transferred over the grid system with maximum efficiency and reliability at virtually fixed voltage and frequency to consumers, it becomes imperative to carry out power flow studies. This study presents a model of an electrical distribution grid on a computer system for simulation. Hence the research work models and simulates a distribution grid using the “ETAPS” software. By making a model of the distribution network, the value of real and reactive powers and voltage magnitudes in the whole network can be observed. The simulation results obtained from the existing condition of 33-kV Ota transmission network and the 11/0.415-kV Yusuf and Abule-Iroko injection substations indicate that 15 feeder pillars have low voltage violations. To solve the problem of voltage violations, shunt capacitor compensators were placed at affected locations, resulting in a network with improved voltageprofile

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ETAP software, power flow, shunt capacitor, simulation, voltage magnitude
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 08:54

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