A comparison framework for distribution system outage and fault location methods
Bahmanyar, A, Jamali, S, Estebsari, A and Bompard, E (2017). A comparison framework for distribution system outage and fault location methods. Electric Power Systems Research. 145, pp. 19-34.
|Authors||Bahmanyar, A, Jamali, S, Estebsari, A and Bompard, E|
Finding the location of faults in distribution networks has been a long standing problem for utility operators, and an interesting subject for researchers as well. In recent years, significant research efforts have been devoted to the development of methods for identification of the faulted area to assist utility operators in expediting service restoration, and consequently reducing outage time and relevant costs. Considering today's wide variety of distribution systems, a solution preferred for a specific system might be impractical for another one. This paper provides a comparison framework which classifies and reviews a relatively large number of different fault location and outage area location methods to serve as a guide to power system engineers and researchers to choose the best option based on their existing system and requirements. It also supports investigations on the challenging and unsolved problems to realize the fields of future studies and improvements. For each class of methods, a short description of the main idea and methodology is presented. Then, all the methods are discussed in detail presenting the key points, advantages, limitations, and requirements.
|Journal||Electric Power Systems Research|
|Journal citation||145, pp. 19-34|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2016.12.018|
|01 Apr 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||17 Dec 2016|
|Deposited||14 May 2020|
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