By Abdelhay A. Sallam, Om P. Malik

This publication offers a entire remedy of electrical distribution platforms. Few books disguise particular themes in additional intensity and there's infrequently any publication that offers with the foremost subject matters of curiosity to distribution process engineers. The ebook introduces those subject matters from issues of view:

1) the sensible viewpoint via supplying functional examples and the issues which might be solved.

2) the tutorial perspective the place the research and numerous options used for distribution approach making plans are explained.

The most eminent function of this booklet is a mixture of useful and educational rationalization of its contents. one other remarkable characteristic is a suite of the conventional and present themes of distribution platforms condensed into one book.

The reader will achieve an figuring out of distribution structures from either sensible and educational points, can be capable of define and layout a distribution process for particular lots, towns, zones, etc.. Readers can be capable of realize the issues which could happen in the course of the operation of distribution platforms and have the capacity to suggest recommendations for those difficulties.

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Technical losses comprise of variable losses and fixed losses. Variable losses (load losses) are proportional to the square of the current, that is, depending on the power distributed across the network. They are often referred to as copper losses that occur mainly in lines, cables, and copper parts of transformers. indd 16 1/18/2011 11:48:45 AM PLANNING OBJECTIVES • • • • • • 17 increasing the cross-sectional area of lines and cables for a given load; reconfiguring the network, for example, by providing more direct and/or shorter lines to where demand is situated; managing the demand to reduce the peaks on the distribution network; balancing the loads on three-phase networks; encouraging the customers to improve their power factors; and locating the embedded generating units as close as possible to demand.

The midterm load forecast (MTLF), ranging from 1 month to 5 years and sometimes 10 or more years, is used by the utilities to purchase enough fuel and for the calculation of various electricity tariffs. Long-term load forecast (LTLF) covering from 5 to 20 years or more is used by planning engineers and economists to plan for the future expansion of the system, for example, type and size of generating plants and transmission lines, that minimize both fixed and variable costs. STLF involves the prediction of the electric load demand on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis.

Differentiating S partially with respect to a1 and a2, the two relations below are deduced: ∂S = 0 = 2[(a1 + a2 x1 ) − y1 ] + 2[(a1 + a2 x2 ) − y2 ] + … + 2 [(a1 + a2 xn ) − yn ], ∂a1 ∂S = 0 = 2 x1 [(a1 + a2 x1 ) − y1 ] + 2 x2 [(a1 + a2 x2 ) − y2 ] + … ∂a2 + 2 xn [(a1 + a2 xn ) − yn ]. Rearrange the two relations to be written in the form (∑ x ) a = ∑ y , (∑ x ) a + (∑ x ) a = ∑ x y na1 + i 2 i 1 2 i 2 i i i i = 1, 2, 3, … , n, and in a matrix form ⎡ K11 ⎢K ⎣ 21 K12 ⎤ ⎡a1 ⎤ ⎡C1 ⎤ = , K 22 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣a2 ⎥⎦ ⎢⎣C2 ⎥⎦ where K11 = n, K12 = Σxi, K12 = K21, K22 = Σxi2, C1 = Σyi, C2 = Σxiyi, and i = 1, 2, 3,…, n.