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Distribution automation for the association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives-a statewide evaluation of load management

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3 Author(s)
J. F. Morris ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO, USA ; F. J. Kern ; E. F. Richards

An in-depth technical and economic feasibility study utilizing one- and two-way management systems for statewide load control and distribution automation is presented. Included are: (1) an evaluation of the generation and transmission load patterns of the state cooperatives and the determination of the amount of controllable load for use by a load management system; (2) an in-depth economic cost-benefit study of the implementation of a load management system on a statewide basis; (3) communication alternatives for implementing the statewide load management and distribution automation system; (4) an investigation into using an existing statewide microwave communications system for direct load control, local control, or distribution automation; and (5) a cost-benefit study using new technologies such as fiber optics, AM and FM broadcast, ripple, and carrier modulation for system control

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IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 5 )