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Effects of adverse weather and aging on power system reliability

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Bollen, M.H.J. ; Dept. of Electron. Power Eng., Chalmers Univ. of Technol., Goteborg, Sweden

Most power system reliability studies assume a constant failure rate and an exponentially distributed repair time. For redundant (parallel) components, using the average component failure rates gives erroneous results. The effect of time-varying failure rates is discussed for adverse weather and for component aging. A primary-selective supply is used to introduce the phenomena. In particular, adverse weather is shown to significantly affect the interruption frequency. Both adverse weather and component aging require additional data collection efforts. Including component aging also requires a serious modeling effort

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

Mar/Apr 2001

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