A Comparative Analysis of Reliability Indices of Kaduna and Kano Distribution Systems

Ganiyu Adedayo Ajenikoko, Moshood Kola Omotosho


Reliability indices such as System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) and Customer Average Interruption Duration Index (CAIDI) are so significant in assessing the reliability levels of power systems.A comparative analysis of reliability indices of Kaduna and Kano distribution systems was carried out. Ten years of outage data information from ten selected distribution feeders of Kaduna and Kano distribution systems were used in this paper. The mean and standard deviation of the basic reliability indices were computed using appropriate mathematical relations as input parameters. The variances of these parametric indicators were also computed.FDR3 feeder of Kaduna distribution system recorded the highest mean SAIDI of 0.1064 compared to all other feeders in the selected distribution system. Customers on this feeder were interrupted for a prolonged time while fewer of the customers were adequately served. Junction Road feeder of Kaduna distribution system had the least mean SAIDI of 0.0704 because customers’ interruption was for a short period of time even though; more customers were being served by the feeder.Bangauda feeder of Kano distribution system recorded the highest mean SAIDI of 0.1462. More customers were interrupted compared to all other feeders in the distribution system while fewer of them were adequately served while Spare feeder had a least mean SAIDI of 0.0497 because fewer of the customers attached to this feeder were interrupted while many of them were adequately served.The result of this research paper will provide a comparative analysis of the reliability indices of the selected distribution feeders on Kaduna and Kano distribution systems which will go a long way providing background information for distribution system engineers for adequate planning and maintenance of distribution feeders.

Keywords: SAIDI, SAIFI, CAIDI, Customers’ interruptions, Power systems, Reliability indices, Distribution systems.

DOI: 10.7176/JETP/9-8-05

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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