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Energies 2009, 2(2), 243-257; doi:10.3390/en20200243
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Fault Diagnosis on Medium Voltage (MV) Electric Power Distribution Networks: The Case of the Downstream Network of the AES-SONEL Ngousso Sub-Station

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Received: 14 March 2009; in revised form: 21 April 2009 / Accepted: 22 April 2009 / Published: 27 April 2009
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Abstract: An analysis of the Medium Voltage (MV)electricity power distribution network operated by Cameroon’s AES-SONEL company shows that losses are very high due to energy which is produced but not distributed and that the duration of power interruptions as a result of these faults is long due to the time used in searching for the faults. Given that quick detection of faults is a sure means of improving availability and productivity in any company, we hereby propose a system of real-time diagnosis of the faults on AES-SONEL’s electric power distribution network. After an inventory of typical faults on electric power networks and the proposal of a tool for their identification, we propose a system for the detection and localization of these various failures. The implementation of the system on a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) enables the performance of the system to be assessed.
Keywords: Electricity supply; Medium Voltage (MV); operation parameters; fault diagnosis; electricity failures Electricity supply; Medium Voltage (MV); operation parameters; fault diagnosis; electricity failures
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Tatietse, T.T.; Voufo, J. Fault Diagnosis on Medium Voltage (MV) Electric Power Distribution Networks: The Case of the Downstream Network of the AES-SONEL Ngousso Sub-Station. Energies 2009, 2, 243-257.

AMA Style

Tatietse TT, Voufo J. Fault Diagnosis on Medium Voltage (MV) Electric Power Distribution Networks: The Case of the Downstream Network of the AES-SONEL Ngousso Sub-Station. Energies. 2009; 2(2):243-257.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tatietse, Thomas Tamo; Voufo, Joseph. 2009. "Fault Diagnosis on Medium Voltage (MV) Electric Power Distribution Networks: The Case of the Downstream Network of the AES-SONEL Ngousso Sub-Station." Energies 2, no. 2: 243-257.


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