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A Critical Review of Distribution Substation System Reliability Evaluations

Akintola, Ayodeji A. and Awosope, Claudius Ojo A. (2017) A Critical Review of Distribution Substation System Reliability Evaluations. International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, 6 (6). pp. 6-11. ISSN 2278-7763

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The significance of a reliable distribution system is hinged on the fact that even if the generation and transmission of a power system are highly reliable, an unreliable distribution system will mean that there will be poor supply of energy to the consumers. Therefore, there must be ways of measuring the reliability of power distribution systems according to given standards in order to help inform the system engineers on the causes of interruptions. This will in turn help in proffering methods of accomplishing a more reliable distribution system. There are established basic methods of assessing the reliability of this system and different researchers engage the one best suited for the analysis they intend to carry out. Moreover, going through previous published works on distribution system reliability evaluation, insight is given into why a distribution behaves below standard and how it could be possibly improved. This paper presents an overview of the basic methods used in reliability assessment with the frequently used reliability indices and a critical review of published works by authors in carrying out the reliability evaluation of different power distribution systems based on these various methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interruptions, Distribution systems, Reliability assessment,Reliability indices
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: 31 Oct 2017 12:25
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 12:25

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