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Incorporating asset management into power system operations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ilias Sarantakos, Dr Padraig LyonsORCiD, Dr Simon Blake, Professor Phil Taylor, Professor Longbin Tao, Scott Rowland



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Generally, decisions regarding power system operations are based only on operational parameters of the distribution network (DN) such as voltages, currents and power flows. Asset condition is a key parameter that is usually not considered by network management systems in their optimisation process. Against this background, this study seeks to indicate that the condition of power system assets can influence the network operation decisions. The criteria used to decide the optimal network operation are asset condition-based risk and losses. This is illustrated by a case study, where a number of network reconfigurations are examined in a representative DN and the results show that by taking asset condition information into account, then an improved operation of the network can be achieved.

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Author(s): Sarantakos I, Lyons P, Blake S, Taylor PC, Tao L, Celik S, Rowland S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 1227-1231

Print publication date: 01/10/2017

Acceptance date: 01/05/2017

Date deposited: 15/03/2018

ISSN: 2515-0855

Publisher: IET


DOI: 10.1049/oap-cired.2017.0649