Characterization of Transmission Losses

Sobhy Abdelkader

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In this paper, characterizing transmission losses according to their origin is carried out. Transmission loss is decomposed into three components. The first is due to the current flow from generators to loads. The second is due to the circulating current between generators. The third represents the contribution of network structure and controls to increasing or decreasing transmission losses. Analytical proofs of the proposed loss decomposition are presented along with methods of allocating each component to the parties contributing to it. Illustration on simple dc and ac systems is presented. Results of application of the proposed method compared with other methods are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5508307
Pages (from-to)392
Number of pages400
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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