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Inventions 2016, 1(4), 20; doi:10.3390/inventions1040020

Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Three Types of Power Lines in 10 kV Distribution Network

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School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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State Grid Fujian Electric Power Research Institute, Fuzhou 350007, China
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Received: 18 August 2016 / Revised: 20 September 2016 / Accepted: 28 September 2016 / Published: 10 October 2016
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Abstract

There are three types of power lines in the 10 kV distribution network in China, i.e., copper power cables, overhead power conductors and aluminum alloy power cables. It is necessary to give a comprehensive evaluation to choose the type of power line in some delicate practical engineering. This paper presents a life cycle cost (LCC)-based analysis method for the three types of power lines. An LCC model of the power line in the 10 kV distribution network is established, which considers four parts: investment cost, operation and maintenance cost, failure cost and discard cost. A detailed calculation model for the four parts is presented, and to calculate the failure cost, the Monte Carlo algorithm is employed to simulate the values of expected energy not supplied (EENS). Two practical 10 kV power line projects in Fujian Province in China were analyzed based on the proposed LLC model and corresponding developed software, which has helped the power company select the appropriate power line successfully. View Full-Text
Keywords: power line; distribution network; life cycle costs; Monte Carlo power line; distribution network; life cycle costs; Monte Carlo
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Zhu, Z.; Lu, S.; Gao, B.; Yi, T.; Chen, B. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Three Types of Power Lines in 10 kV Distribution Network. Inventions 2016, 1, 20.

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