Reduction of Power Loss in Transmission and Distribution Lines by Respect of Comprehensive Planning in Combination with DG Installations Close to Consumers in Rwanda
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages: 1-4
Received: Mar. 19, 2016; Accepted: Apr. 1, 2016; Published: May 26, 2016
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Mukundufite Fabien, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda
Maniragaba Ezechiel, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda
Mbarushimana Ally, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda
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Abstract
Transmission and distribution lines, either overhead or underground, are characterized by three parameters: resistance, inductance and capacitance. Unavoidable power losses in the power lines are directly proportional to the aforementioned parameters. The current paper studies the installation of distributed generation (DG) sources close to consumers aiming at shortening the trajectory of electrical power, from generation site to consumption area, resulting into important reduction of loss in power lines. Master plans available in the country will help power line designers to allocate DGs or imported electric power where big consumers are concentrated. Simulation results with power world simulator software show the location of DG with minimum power loss in transmission and distribution lines.
Keywords
Line Loss, Distributed Generation, Comprehensive Planning, Grid
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Mukundufite Fabien, Maniragaba Ezechiel, Mbarushimana Ally, Reduction of Power Loss in Transmission and Distribution Lines by Respect of Comprehensive Planning in Combination with DG Installations Close to Consumers in Rwanda, Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.eas.20160101.11
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