PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND LOSSES MINIMIZATION ON AN INTERCONNECTED TRANSMISSION NETWORK IN KADUNA NIGERIA
Keywords:Compensation, Contingency, Grid, Losses, Network
In this study, a consideration into power network behavior in the event of contingencies, using the Kaduna Power Systems Network (KPSN) in Nigeria as a case study. The Kaduna Power Systems Network was assessed for violations of key parameters which might hinder quality power flow from utility to its customers. In order to achieve this aim, single line data for the study was collected from KPSN. The modeling of the network was carried out using the Electrical Transient Analyzer Programme (ETAP) software. Power flow assessment was carried out on the network to check for violations of parameters along the network after which contingency analysis was carried out on the system so as to know the behavior of the system in the event of loss of some lines. Thereafter, the Optimal Capacitor Placement, (OCP) technique was utilized for system’s compensation of losses along the network through its appropriate sizing and placement. It is therefore anticipated that a considerable reduction in losses and hence, an improvement is achieved on the overall performance of the network via the set objectives. The results obtained from the study can therefore be used for system
planning and operations by the operators.
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