Reliability Assessment of Power Distribution System Using Relative Customer Average Interruptions Duration Index Model

Ganiyu Adedayo Ajenikoko, Rafiu Itopa Enitan Sanni, Isaac Aina Omoyayo, Adebayo Wasiu Eboda, Samuel Olatinsu, Segun E. Oyebamiji, Peter Ojekunle


Reliability assessment of power distribution system deals with the adequacy of overall system supply and indicates the system behaviour and response at the customer end. In order to attain satisfactory degree of reliability in electric power distribution system, there is the need to develop a model that will improve the three major system reliability indices via Systems Average Interruptions Duration Index (SAIDI), Systems Average Interruptions Frequency Index (SAIFI) and Customer Average Interruptions Duration Index (CAIDI). This research paper therefore, developed a Relative CAIDI model for assessment of reliability indices of electrical power distribution system. In this paper, ten (10) years outage data from selected distribution feeders of Ibadan, Ikeja and Port-Harcourt distribution systems were obtained and analyzed using curve fitting tools in MATLAB. The system reliability indices served as input parameters for the development of Relative CAIDI model. The best curves that fitted the relationship between the Relative CAIDI and the number of feeders were obtained using Lagrange polynomial functions, Newton polynomial functions and Chebyshev polynomial functions as performance evaluation metrics. The results showed that Ibadan, Ikeja and Port-Harcourt distribution systems had Relative CAIDI of 0.718, 0.3976 and 0.5279 respectively and the validation results produced by Largrange polynomial function, Newton polynomial function and Chebyshev polynomial function were 0.717, 0.3979 and 0.5278 respectively.  The model developed is a polynomial of order six which depends majorly on the power requirements of the distribution systems. The developed model can be used for effective reliability assessment of electrical power distribution systems as well as forming a base-line information for system planning and maintenance strategies.

Keywords: Reliability Indices, SAIDI, SAIFI, CAIDI, Chebyshev Polynomial Function, Lagrange Polynomial Function, Newton Polynomial Function.

DOI: 10.7176/NCS/14-01

Publication date:August 31st 2022

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