By Topic

Implementation of a systematic distribution transformer load management in Taipower

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)

The practice of transformer load management (TLM) in Taipower to determine the daily power profile and the peak loading of distribution transformers by integration of customer information systems (CISs) such as, automated mapping/facilities management/geographic information system and load survey system is presented. The load survey study is conducted by selecting 672 customers for installation of digital power meters to measure the customer power consumption within 15 min intervals. The typical load patterns of low-voltage residential, commercial and industrial customer classes are derived by executing statistic analysis of power consumption of test customers. A narrow-band power line carrier-based identifier is developed to identify all of the customers served by each distribution transformer. The hourly power consumption of each customer is determined by allocating the monthly energy consumption according to the typical load pattern of the corresponding customer class. The peak loading of each distribution transformer is then estimated by integrating the power consumption of all customers served. The overloading flags and peak loading levels of all transformers are then displayed on the digital mapping system. The TLM program proposed in this study has effectively assisted Taipower distribution engineers to identify the potentially overloading transformers for load reduction to mitigate the transformer damage during the hot summer season.

Published in:

Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )