2008 IEEE Canada Electric Power Conference

6-7 Oct. 2008

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  • Message from the Minister of Natural Resources

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  • A new method for increasing competition in transmission expansion planning

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    As electricity market participants are prevented from investing in transmission facilities and services in most markets, so transmission expansion may have not sufficient stimulation for competition within the market participators. Therefore an important issue in transmission expansion planning (TEP) is to facilitate competition among GENCOs. In order to make transmission expansion more competitiv... View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency improvement of solar cell using compound parabolic concentrator and sun tracking system

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    This paper presents how the efficiency of solar cell can be increased with the design of compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) and the implementation of sun tracking system. Sun tracking systems is an application of the machine vision (MV) and collaboration with data acquisition (DAQ) to systems by using a webcamera as a sensor and sound card as an output channel to drive a motor. The motors will ... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-objective measurement placement with new parallel Tabu Search method

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    In this paper a new multi-objective approach is presented to find the optimal placement of phasor measurement units (PMUs). The proposed method is based on a new parallel tabu search (TS) algorithm, and the lack of communication in substations can be considered, as a constraint. Finally, the solution for different cases are given and discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Low voltage power line characterization as a data transfer method in public electricity distribution networks and indoor distribution networks

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    The power line communications has been applied as a data transfer method in both public electricity distribution networks and indoor distribution networks. The industrial low voltage distribution network may be utilized as a communication channel to data transfer required by the on-line condition monitoring of electric motors. The advantage of using power-line data transfer is that it does not req... View full abstract»

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  • OPGW - our experience in KESC

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    KESC is an electrical utility company involved in generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy in Karachi, Pakistan. The total number of consumers of KESC to date is around 2.0 million. KESC started installing OPGW for providing data to the SCADA system in 1998 and till year 2006 around 151 km OPGW is installed. These OPGW cables connect the SCADA system to 8 power generating stati... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic voltage restorer adopting 150° conduction angle VSI

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    This paper presents a dynamic voltage restorer based on a new firing control strategy for the three-phase six-switch voltage source inverter. In this firing control strategy, one of the three inverter legs is to be intentionally opened, one per time in a pre-planned sequence. This strategy combines the commonly used 180deg and 120deg conduction modes to generate a new operating mode, defined as 15... View full abstract»

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  • Methodology to calculate the energy consumption for lighting in buildings

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    This paper proposes a methodology to benchmark lighting energy consumption for new building design or new lighting systems in existing buildings. The influences of electric lighting, daylighting and the lighting control system are evaluated for every building zone. This methodology uses the installed lighting power density, the area of the daylit and nondaylit sections and the effective operationa... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a computer system for partial discharge process and detection

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    Partial discharge (PD) detection and measurement system is one of the important equipment in high power systems. It is possible to measure partial discharge of different components such as capacitors, transformers, insulators, cables, electrical machines an etc. with PD-meter system. In this article, design and implementation principles of PD system are presented. High frequency pulses of PD are f... View full abstract»

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  • Electricity price forecasting in Iranian electricity market applying Artificial Neural Networks

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    Nowadays in deregulated electricity markets, forecasting becomes more and more important. Accurate estimating price is the most essential task and the basis for any decision making and developing biding strategies. In this paper artificial neural network (ANN) is applied to forecast electricity price. ANNs have been used successfully in many forecasting applications recently. Historical data of we... View full abstract»

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  • Estimating cost function in power markets under pay-as-bid pricing rules using observed bid data

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    Estimating cost function of firms is very important in competitive electricity market. Complete information on the factors which can be used for estimating cost function is not definite and also is not accessible. The importance of cost function estimation is appeared when the independent system operator (ISO) decide to measure the market power which can be exerted by a market participant. In this... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient system parameter selection to prevent oscillatory voltage instability

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    In this paper the effects of a suitable controller designs of FACT devices on the stability of power system is illustrated. The analysis is based on bifurcation, small signal and time domain simulations. A new and suitable procedure for optimization of system loading and dynamic loading margin is proposed to improve voltage stability and to prevent oscillatory voltage instability by designing cont... View full abstract»

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  • BC Hydro conservation potential review 2007 - summary of industrial sector results

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    This paper presents the industrial sector results of a study conducted for BC Hydro by a team of consultants led by Willis Energy Services Professionals. The study assessed the potential energy and peak demand savings over 20 years from existing technologies, emerging technologies, operations and maintenance and fuel switching. The study results guide strategic planning, program design and the DSM... View full abstract»

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  • Transient stability assessment as boundary value problem

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    This paper proposes a method for transient stability analysis for multimachine electric power systems. Different from existing methods, a minimization problem with boundary values is formulated for obtaining critical conditions for transient stability, where a new numerical integration method is developed by modifying the trapezoidal formula to solve effectively the boundary value problem. The pro... View full abstract»

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  • Characterization of fixed wireless channels between 200 MHz and 2 GHz for intelligent grid applications in suburban macrocell environments

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    Growing interest in the wireless-enabled intelligent grid has prompted spectrum regulators to re-allocate various bands between 200 MHz and 2 GHz to fixed wireless applications. Although it is well-known that fixed wireless channels are subject to fading due to the motion of scatterers in the environment, most past efforts to characterize such fading on non-line-of-sight links in suburban macrocel... View full abstract»

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