Vulnerability Analysis of Power Distribution Systems for Cost-effective Resource Allocation
2012 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, ISSN 0885-8950, Vol. 27, no 1, 224-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper proposes a method to allocate resources in power distribution planning and also introduces a new reliability index category, RT, flexibility to adjust to different laws or DSO policies of long outages. Possible legal consequences for distribution system operators are first identified and studied. A vulnerability-analysis method is introduced, including a statistical validation. The overall idea is to identify and evaluate possible states of power distribution systems using quantitative reliability analyses. Results should thus indicate how available resources (both human recourses and equipment) could be better utilized, e.g. in maintenance and holiday scheduling and in evaluating whether additional security should be deployed for certain forecasted weather conditions.
To evaluate the method, an application study has been performed based on hourly weather measurements and about 65 000 detailed failure reports over eight years for two distribution systems in Sweden. Months, weekdays and hours have been compared and the vulnerability of several weather phenomena in these areas has been evaluated. Of the weather phenomena studied, only heavy snowfall and strong winds, especially in combination, significantly affect the reliability. Temperature (frost), rain and snow depth have a relatively low or no impact.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2012. Vol. 27, no 1, 224-232 p.
Management decision-making, Power distribution, Reliability, Risk analysis, Weather forecasting
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-37305DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2165226ISI: 000299506300024ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84856294841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-37305DiVA: diva2:433003
QC 201202272011-08-082011-08-082014-11-19Bibliographically approved