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Distributed generation diversity level for optimal investment planning

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Abstract


  • The task of improving the supply quality and

    maintaining supply continuity during emergencies has

    become more feasible for a distribution company

    (DISCO), owing to new developments in Distributed

    Generation (DG) technologies. Even though the

    technical issues regarding DG interconnection to the

    main grid are of great importance and are being

    addressed by on-going research, it must be clearly

    placed in the context of on the financial performance of

    the utility. In this paper, a general approach to quantify

    the technical benefits of DG employment is proposed.

    The power system economic impact is assessed by

    evaluating supply quality, supply reliability, system

    power losses and capital investment. Moreover, the

    rationale for this research also includes the possibility of

    DG diversity level in contribution to the economical

    benefits from DG integration. The approach is tested by

    a system which is developed from a Tasmanian

    distribution example. Simulation results and discussion

    are presented to illustrate the effectiveness and

    usefulness of the method.

UOW Authors


  •   Ledwich, Gerard F. (external author)
  •   Le, An D. T. (external author)
  •   Muttaqi, Kashem
  •   Negnevitsky, Michael (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • G. Ledwich, A. D. T. Le, M. A. Kashem & M. Negnevitsky, "Distributed generation diversity level for optimal investment planning," in 2008 International Council on Large Electric Systems (Cigre 42 2008), 2008, pp. C6-106-1-C6-106-13.

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  • 2-s2.0-84876755049

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3407&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2398

Start Page


  • C6-106-1

End Page


  • C6-106-13

Abstract


  • The task of improving the supply quality and

    maintaining supply continuity during emergencies has

    become more feasible for a distribution company

    (DISCO), owing to new developments in Distributed

    Generation (DG) technologies. Even though the

    technical issues regarding DG interconnection to the

    main grid are of great importance and are being

    addressed by on-going research, it must be clearly

    placed in the context of on the financial performance of

    the utility. In this paper, a general approach to quantify

    the technical benefits of DG employment is proposed.

    The power system economic impact is assessed by

    evaluating supply quality, supply reliability, system

    power losses and capital investment. Moreover, the

    rationale for this research also includes the possibility of

    DG diversity level in contribution to the economical

    benefits from DG integration. The approach is tested by

    a system which is developed from a Tasmanian

    distribution example. Simulation results and discussion

    are presented to illustrate the effectiveness and

    usefulness of the method.

UOW Authors


  •   Ledwich, Gerard F. (external author)
  •   Le, An D. T. (external author)
  •   Muttaqi, Kashem
  •   Negnevitsky, Michael (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • G. Ledwich, A. D. T. Le, M. A. Kashem & M. Negnevitsky, "Distributed generation diversity level for optimal investment planning," in 2008 International Council on Large Electric Systems (Cigre 42 2008), 2008, pp. C6-106-1-C6-106-13.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84876755049

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3407&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2398

Start Page


  • C6-106-1

End Page


  • C6-106-13