Cost benefit analysis of distribution network using micro generation

Srinivasa Rao, A.; Gowrisankara Rao, R.; Narasimham, S.V.L.; Srinivasa Rao, R.
October 2012
Indian Journal of Science & Technology;Oct2012, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p3474
Academic Journal
Energy consumption in India is rising rapidly mainly due to growth in economy and population. The only alternative to meet the ever rising demands of the nation is to tap the potential of renewable energy sources and promote Micro generation at the consumer's end. This approach ensures a greener energy with an added benefit of minimized transmission losses. In this paper an attempt has been made to envisage the impact of micro generation at the consumer's premises using renewable sources like solar and wind. In this approach only solar power is considered for computations which are injected during peak and off peak hours in order to reduce the power loss, thus improving the quality of power. This results in reduction of fossil fuel consumption. Power losses of various distribution networks are computed and the results are presented and analyzed. Cost benefit analysis is also carried out on two networks namely IEEE and Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) to obtain the payback period of the investment.


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