Technical and Economic Assessment of the Implementation of Measures for Reducing Energy Losses in Distribution Systems

Alexander Aguila, Jorge Wilson

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Abstract

This paper develops a methodology to assess a group of measures of electrical improvements in distribution systems, starting from the complementation of technical and economic criteria. In order to solve the problem of energy losses in distribution systems, technical and economic analysis was performed based on a mathematical model to establish a direct relationship between the energy saved by way of minimized losses and the costs of implementing the proposed measures. This paper aims at analysing the feasibility of reducing energy losses in distribution systems, by changing existing network conductors by larger crosssection conductors and distribution voltage change at higher levels. The impact of this methodology provides a highly efficient mathematical tool for analysing the feasibility of implementing improvement projects based on their costs which is a very useful tool for the distribution companies that will serve as a starting point to the analysis for this type of projects in distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012018
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering, ICSEE 2017 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 12 Jun 201714 Jun 2017

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