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    From loss allocation to loss cost allocation: a comparative study of different loss cost allocation methods

    , Article International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems ; Volume 23, Issue 4 , 2013 , Pages 586-600 ; 20507038 (ISSN) Ghofrani Jahromi, Z ; Ehsan, M ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Parvania, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    As a high proportion of the total generated electricity energy and the power system costs is due to the power losses in lines, allocating the loss and associated cost to the system loads and generating units is a substantial issue in deregulated power systems. The procedure to accomplish this cost allocation is designated as 'loss cost allocation' (LCA). So far, a number of LCA methods have been proposed for transmission networks. A few papers have compared different loss allocation methods, which are the methods which calculate the loss (and not necessarily the loss cost) allocated to the loads and generating units. However, this paper presents a comparative study of LCA methods. In this... 

    Identifying critical components for reliability centred maintenance management of deregulated power systems

    , Article IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution ; Volume 9, Issue 9 , 2015 , Pages 828-837 ; 17518687 (ISSN) Ghorani, R ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Dehghanian, P ; Li, W ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Competition in the electric power industry urges utilities to not only reduce the investment costs, but also to reasonably cut the operation and maintenance expenses as much as possible, while keeping both power quality and reliability requirements met. Reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) has been proven to be in response to this dilemma in power systems and has been yet successfully applied in various engineering contexts. This study introduces a novel approach, as of the first steps of RCM implementation in composite power generation and transmission systems, to identify the critical components for the main sake of a more focused maintenance management. Criticality evaluation is, here,... 

    A heuristic trade off model for integration of distributed generations in deregulated power systems considering technical, economical and environmental issues

    , Article 2008 IEEE 2nd International Power and Energy Conference, PECon 2008, Johor Baharu, 1 December 2008 through 3 December 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 1275-1279 ; 9781424424054 (ISBN) Hekmati, A ; Nasiri, R ; Bagheri, M ; Tehrani, A. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    With the introduction of restructuring concepts to traditional power systems, a great deal of attention is given to the utilization of distributed generation. Since the integration of DG units has been known as an alternative for main grid as a resource for energy supply, the determination of optimal sizing and sitting is an important issue in the planning procedure of DG. This work presents a comprehensive multi-objective model for integration of distributed generations into a distribution network, regarding various technical, economical and environmental issues such as reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and investment & running costs while the bus voltages shall be kept within... 

    An approach to optimal dispatch of bilateral electricity contracts regarding voltage stability

    , Article IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) ; Volume 5, Issue PART 1 , 2006 , Pages 65-70 ; 14746670 (ISSN); 9783902661081 (ISBN) Mozafari, B ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Mozafari, A ; Amraee, T ; Sharif University of Technology
    IFAC Secretariat  2006
    Abstract
    This paper proposes a methodology for optimal dispatch of bilateral electricity contracts, which may endanger the system voltage stability in light of short-term operational planning of a deregulated power system. In this framework the value that each owner of a transaction is willing to pay will reflect how much the electricity contract is important to be implemented physically. The proposed model dispatches optimally the bilateral transactions regarding the prices offered by owners of bilateral contracts for reactive power and transmission capacity utilization in one hand and, the total operational costs of reactive power resources in the other hand. The model also includes the limits... 

    Allocation of available transfer capability in planning horizon

    , Article European Transactions on Electrical Power ; Volume 21, Issue 3 , 2011 , Pages 1437-1454 ; 1430144X (ISSN) Rajabi Ghahnavieh, A ; Fotuhi Firuzabad, M ; Feuillet, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In the United States electricity market standard, when several transmission service requests (TSRs) are made for a specific pair of power injection/extraction points, the independent system operator (ISO) must allocate the available transmission capability (ATC) associated with the pair to the requests. An ATC allocation must determine the amount of accepted requests as well as the priority of the accepted requests during emergencies. The requests could have different types (recallable/non-recallable), tariffs, and time frames and these factors must be properly considered in ATC allocation. This paper proposes a method for optimal ATC allocation in the planning horizon which incorporates the... 

    Possibilistic evaluation of distributed generations impacts on distribution networks

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Power Systems ; Volume 26, Issue 4 , 2011 , Pages 2293-2301 ; 08858950 (ISSN) Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Caire, R ; Hadjsaid, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In deregulated power systems, the distribution network operator (DNO) is not responsible for investment in distributed generation (DG) units, and they are just concerned about the best architecture ensuring a good service quality to their customers. The investment and operating decisions related to DG units are then taken by entities other than DNO which are exposed to uncertainty. The DNO should be able to evaluate the technical effects of these uncertain decisions. This paper proposes a fuzzy evaluation tool for analyzing the effect of investment and operation of DG units on active losses and the ability of distribution network in load supply at presence of uncertainties. The considered... 

    Hybrid immune-genetic algorithm method for benefit maximisation of distribution network operators and distributed generation owners in a deregulated environment

    , Article IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution ; Volume 5, Issue 9 , 2011 , Pages 961-972 ; 17518687 (ISSN) Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Caire, R ; Hadjsaid, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In deregulated power systems, distribution network operators (DNO) are responsible for maintaining the proper operation and efficiency of distribution networks. This is achieved traditionally through specific investments in network components. The event of distributed generation (DG) has introduced new challenges to these distribution networks. The role of DG units must be correctly assessed to optimise the overall operating and investment cost for the whole system. However, the distributed generation owners (DGOs) have different objective functions which might be contrary to the objectives of DNO. This study presents a long-term dynamic multi-objective model for planning of distribution... 

    Multi-objective planning model for integration of distributed generations in deregulated power systems

    , Article Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B: Engineering ; Volume 34, Issue 3 , 2010 , Pages 307-324 ; 10286284 (ISSN) Soroudi, A. R ; Ehsan, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    This paper presents a long-term dynamic multi-objective model for distributed generation investment. The proposed model optimizes three objectives, namely active losses, costs and environmental emissions and determines the optimal schemes of sizing, sitting of DG units and specially the dynamics of investment over the planning period. The Pareto optimal solutions of the problem are found using a GA algorithm and finally a fuzzy satisfying method is applied to select the optimal solution considering the desires of the planner. The solutions of Pareto optimal front are analyzed to extract general useful information for planners about the appropriate DG technologies and placement schemes. The...