oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Cost-benefit analysis of recloser placement for reliability
|Article Title||Cost-benefit analysis of recloser placement for reliability|
|© Publisher:||Central University of Technology, Free State|
|Journal||Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Eskom Distribution and 2 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||153 - 163|
|Keyword(s)||Cost of Energy not Served, Cost-Benefit-Analysis, Distribution network, Network Reliability and Recloser|
Technical network reliability in electrical distribution networks and the improvement thereof will always be part of utilities and the electricity supply industry. One of the key reliability improvement strategies is additional recloser (breaker) installation on medium voltage networks.
The effect of recloser placement on network reliability is investigated. A method of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is explored, explained and used to analyse the placement of additional reclosers in electrical networks. Costs and benefits are shown to be different when viewed from the perspective of the utility against that of the customer, and this ultimately influence the placement of a newly planned breaker.
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