RELIABILITY AND OUTAGE COST ASSESSMENT OF 33KV FEEDERS IN KADUNA METROPOLIS OF NIGERIA
Publication Date : 01/02/2013
The acute shortage of power generation in Nigeria often leads to a lot of temporally operational arrangement to avoid total system failure. However, this temporally measure to prevent system from collapsing further pose technical – economic crisis for both utility and stakeholders of power system operation. This paper is mainly focused on extensive assessment of 33 KV feeders’ reliability using various methods and causes of outages on the various feeders being studied. The cost implication of the outages to power producers and consumers using data collected from Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) were been calculated and analyzed and the result shown in table 2.4. The significant of this research is that it presents an approach that considered wide range of outage parameters (duration, load interruption, cause of outage frequency and customer population) as input to a complimenting collection of reliability assessments (Pareto analysis, frequency and duration method reliability analysis, distribution system reliability analysis and outage cost analysis) to obtain a variety of reliability information of the feeders being investigated.
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