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Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators

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@article{IJASEIT11830,
   author = {Bankole Adebanji and Wale Akinyele and Juliet Femi-Jemilohun and Chukwuemeka Okafor and Isiaka Ismail},
   title = {Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators},
   journal = {International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology},
   volume = {11},
   number = {5},
   year = {2021},
   pages = {1763--1771},
   keywords = {Active power loss; distribution network; NEPLAN; static var compensator; voltage fluctuation.},
   abstract = {

Rising demand for electrical power due to the global technological advancement has brought so many challenges such as instability of voltage, huge power loss, and unstable power factor on the distribution network. This work applied Static Var Compensator (SVC) to the power distribution network of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, to study its effect on active power loss reduction and voltage profile improvement of the network.  The bus voltage, power, and the current flowing through the selected feeders were measured and recorded accordingly for analysis. Test network parameters like route length, transformer parameters, and maximum power flow were obtained from Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The distribution network was then modeled and simulated with and without SVC in NEPLAN software environment. The simulation results of the power flow and voltage stability analyses of the network without SVCs showed that some distribution lines were overloaded and that the network parameters were not within the statutory tolerable limits of 0.95 p.u. and 1.05 p.u. nominal voltage.  There was 9.73% reduction in the active power loss when SVCs were incorporated into the test network. The voltage stability curve showed an increase in distribution network capacity from an initial steady-state of 150% to 263% of the total active load when the SVCs were incorporated. Hence, the need to normalize the network by applying SVCs to all the buses with very low voltages. This work will assist the power distribution supply companies in making some informed decisions in reducing power losses on their networks.

},    issn = {2088-5334},    publisher = {INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development},    url = {http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=11830},    doi = {10.18517/ijaseit.11.5.11830} }

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%A Adebanji, Bankole
%A Akinyele, Wale
%A Femi-Jemilohun, Juliet
%A Okafor, Chukwuemeka
%A Ismail, Isiaka
%D 2021
%T Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators
%B 2021
%9 Active power loss; distribution network; NEPLAN; static var compensator; voltage fluctuation.
%! Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators
%K Active power loss; distribution network; NEPLAN; static var compensator; voltage fluctuation.
%X 

Rising demand for electrical power due to the global technological advancement has brought so many challenges such as instability of voltage, huge power loss, and unstable power factor on the distribution network. This work applied Static Var Compensator (SVC) to the power distribution network of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, to study its effect on active power loss reduction and voltage profile improvement of the network.  The bus voltage, power, and the current flowing through the selected feeders were measured and recorded accordingly for analysis. Test network parameters like route length, transformer parameters, and maximum power flow were obtained from Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The distribution network was then modeled and simulated with and without SVC in NEPLAN software environment. The simulation results of the power flow and voltage stability analyses of the network without SVCs showed that some distribution lines were overloaded and that the network parameters were not within the statutory tolerable limits of 0.95 p.u. and 1.05 p.u. nominal voltage.  There was 9.73% reduction in the active power loss when SVCs were incorporated into the test network. The voltage stability curve showed an increase in distribution network capacity from an initial steady-state of 150% to 263% of the total active load when the SVCs were incorporated. Hence, the need to normalize the network by applying SVCs to all the buses with very low voltages. This work will assist the power distribution supply companies in making some informed decisions in reducing power losses on their networks.

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Bankole Adebanji,Wale Akinyele,Juliet Femi-Jemilohun,Chukwuemeka Okafor and Isiaka Ismail,"Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators," International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 1763-1771, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.11.5.11830.

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Adebanji, Bankole
AU  - Akinyele, Wale
AU  - Femi-Jemilohun, Juliet
AU  - Okafor, Chukwuemeka
AU  - Ismail, Isiaka
PY  - 2021
TI  - Power Loss Reduction and Voltage Profile Improvement in Electrical Power Distribution Networks Using Static Var Compensators
JF  - International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology; Vol. 11 (2021) No. 5
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SN  - 2088-5334
PB  - INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development
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Rising demand for electrical power due to the global technological advancement has brought so many challenges such as instability of voltage, huge power loss, and unstable power factor on the distribution network. This work applied Static Var Compensator (SVC) to the power distribution network of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, to study its effect on active power loss reduction and voltage profile improvement of the network.  The bus voltage, power, and the current flowing through the selected feeders were measured and recorded accordingly for analysis. Test network parameters like route length, transformer parameters, and maximum power flow were obtained from Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The distribution network was then modeled and simulated with and without SVC in NEPLAN software environment. The simulation results of the power flow and voltage stability analyses of the network without SVCs showed that some distribution lines were overloaded and that the network parameters were not within the statutory tolerable limits of 0.95 p.u. and 1.05 p.u. nominal voltage.  There was 9.73% reduction in the active power loss when SVCs were incorporated into the test network. The voltage stability curve showed an increase in distribution network capacity from an initial steady-state of 150% to 263% of the total active load when the SVCs were incorporated. Hence, the need to normalize the network by applying SVCs to all the buses with very low voltages. This work will assist the power distribution supply companies in making some informed decisions in reducing power losses on their networks.

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A1 Femi-Jemilohun, Juliet
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JF International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
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Rising demand for electrical power due to the global technological advancement has brought so many challenges such as instability of voltage, huge power loss, and unstable power factor on the distribution network. This work applied Static Var Compensator (SVC) to the power distribution network of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, to study its effect on active power loss reduction and voltage profile improvement of the network.  The bus voltage, power, and the current flowing through the selected feeders were measured and recorded accordingly for analysis. Test network parameters like route length, transformer parameters, and maximum power flow were obtained from Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. The distribution network was then modeled and simulated with and without SVC in NEPLAN software environment. The simulation results of the power flow and voltage stability analyses of the network without SVCs showed that some distribution lines were overloaded and that the network parameters were not within the statutory tolerable limits of 0.95 p.u. and 1.05 p.u. nominal voltage.  There was 9.73% reduction in the active power loss when SVCs were incorporated into the test network. The voltage stability curve showed an increase in distribution network capacity from an initial steady-state of 150% to 263% of the total active load when the SVCs were incorporated. Hence, the need to normalize the network by applying SVCs to all the buses with very low voltages. This work will assist the power distribution supply companies in making some informed decisions in reducing power losses on their networks.

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