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International Journal of Electronics and Electical Engineering

Abstract

Distributed Generation (DG) plays an important role in current power systems with high demand growth. DG provides an alternative to the traditional electricity sources like oil, gas, coal, water, etc. and can also be used to enhance the current electrical system. DG distribution is likely to improve the reliability of a power distribution system by at least partially minimizing unplanned power interruptions to customers due to loss of utility generators or due to faults in transmission and distribution lines/equipments. In this paper, a typical distribution system is considered and to show the reliability enhancement of the system, different components (fuses, disconnects, DGs) are step by step taken into account and added to the system in five cases. Analytical methodology is used for the analysis. The results demonstrate that DG does improve the reliability of the distribution system.

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