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IJCEE 2009 Vol.1 (2): 149-154 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2009.V1.23

Distribution Planning Based on Reliability and Contingency Criteria

Sandeep Chakravorty and Smarajit Ghosh

Abstract—Conductor layout plays a vital role in distribution planning. Here in this paper we suggest the distribution planning by the means of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) where we take into consideration some aspects of reliability such as miles of conductor, feeder failures, customer interruption, maximum interruption, estimated relative cost. The results of the discussed techniques will lead to a configuration of substation that will minimize substation construction cost. It will further lower long range distribution expenses as it will lead to optimum feeder path. The application of the proposed methodology to a case study is presented.

Index Terms—Power distribution planning, AHP technique, optimization methods.

Sandeep Chakravorty is with Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology under Sikkim Manipal University, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Maitar, Rangpo, Esat Sikkim, India.
Smarajit Ghosh is with the Thapar University, Department of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering, Patiala, Punjab− 147004, India

Cite: Sandeep Chakravorty and Smarajit Ghosh, "Distribution Planning Based on Reliability and Contingency Criteria," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 149-154, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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