Risk and reliability assessment for electrical distribution systems and impacts of regulations with examples from Sweden
Journal article, 2010
The introduction of performance based tariff regulations, and higher media and political pressure have increased the need for well-performed asset management in the operation and planning of electrical distribution systems. In this paper quantitative reliability assessment methods are proposed as a tool to meet these new incentives. Electrical distribution systems have compared to other technical systems several special characteristics which are important to take into consideration when introducing reliability analysis methods. Moreover, the paper gives a brief discussion on the effects and the importance of customer participation in improving system reliability by providing additional system operating reserve from the market perspective. Finally, the paper discusses the reliability analysis with the reliability test systems, and stresses the usefulness of generally known test systems for such assessments. The ideas of future work on development of these test systems to address the changing power systems are presented.