Comparative study of methods for estimating technical losses in distribution systems with distributed generation

Jorge E. Mendoza, Miguel Lopez, SEBASTIAN CARLOS FINGERHUTH MASSMANN, Felipe Carvajal, Gonzalo Zuñiga

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Abstract

In this work four methods for estimating annual technical power losses in distribution networks due to the distributed generation (DG) connection are studied. The methods are obtained of professional sources, and are evaluated in a test system. A new method is proposed in this work to be contrasted to previous methods. To find the best method, the power losses of a base case are estimated with simulations every 15 minutes, considering variability of load demand and power generation. Results indicate the effectiveness of the proposed method respect of other analyzed methods. The proposed method can be a useful tool within a Decision Support System for optimizing control, operation and planning of the distribution network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-459
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Computers, Communications and Control
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Active power losses
  • Distributed generation
  • Distribution network

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