Resilience of power distribution systems under extreme weather conditions

dc.contributor.advisor Meliopoulos, A. P. Sakis
dc.contributor.author Bhat, Rajatha
dc.contributor.committeeMember Saeedifard, Maryam
dc.contributor.committeeMember DesRoches, Reginald
dc.contributor.committeeMember Taylor, David
dc.contributor.committeeMember Divan, Deepakraj
dc.contributor.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-20T15:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-20T15:33:56Z
dc.date.created 2018-08
dc.date.issued 2018-05-01
dc.date.submitted August 2018
dc.date.updated 2018-08-20T15:33:56Z
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation, the reliability of power distribution systems under the impact of adverse weather, with an emphasis on hurricanes, is studied. This research investigates the effects of failures of utility wood poles on the reliability and resilience of electric distribution systems. The probability model of wood pole failures is used to develop an outage prediction model that serves to identify vulnerable regions of the network. Following this, the benefits of automatic network reconfiguration to reduce customer outages during hurricane landfall is assessed. After hurricane occurrence, wood pole repair and restoration schemes are implemented that restore 100% of power back in the system. Network hardening strategies,including upgrading wood pole infrastructure and integrating micro grids, are analyzed. Finally, system performance metrics are calculated and discussed. The result is a holistic framework for the resiliency assessment of distribution systems in the event of hurricanes, that allows utilities to make risk-informed decisions during design and emergency planning and response, resulting in a stronger and well-prepared power grid.
dc.description.degree Ph.D.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60197
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology
dc.subject Overhead power distribution systems
dc.subject Wood utility poles
dc.subject Hurricane resilience
dc.subject Reconfiguration
dc.subject Restoration
dc.subject Power systems
dc.title Resilience of power distribution systems under extreme weather conditions
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
local.contributor.advisor Meliopoulos, A. P. Sakis
local.contributor.corporatename School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
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thesis.degree.level Doctoral
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