Reliability equivalents of LV and MV distribution networks

Irinel-Sorin Ilie, Ignacio Hernando-Gil, Sasa Z. Djokic

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This paper presents a simple methodology for the formulation of accurate reliability equivalent models of LV and MV parts of larger power supply systems. Calculated failure rates and mean repair times of the equivalent part of the network are assigned to the corresponding bulk load supply point so that the original power supply system can be correctly represented by a reduced model during the conventional reliability analysis. The accuracy and effectiveness of the equivalenting methodology are demonstrated through a number of different scenarios applied to a test system, representing the typical UK distribution network configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages343 - 348
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
EventEnergy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International - Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012


ConferenceEnergy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International


  • customer interruption
  • distribution network
  • equivalent model
  • power supply system
  • reliability analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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