Transmission Loss Allocation Through Complex Power Flow Tracing

Sobhy Abdelkader

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This paper presents a new method for transmission loss allocation. The method is based on tracing the complex power flow through the network and determining the share of each load on the flow and losses through each line. Transmission losses are taken into consideration during power flow tracing. Unbundling line losses is carried out using an equation, which has a physical basis, and considers the coupling between active and reactive power flows as well as the cross effects of active and reactive power on active and reactive losses. A tracing algorithm which can be considered direct to a good extent, as there is no need for exhaustive search to determine the flow paths as these are determined in a systematic way during the course of tracing. Results of application of the proposed method are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2240-2248
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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