Urban distribution networks - Some general planning observations

Robert John Millar, Markku Hyvärinen, Matti Lehtonen, Pekka Hämäläinen

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    Efficiency and performance targets are nowadays being tangibly addressed by the regulation authorities. Customer demands on distribution networks, both qualitative and quantitative, are increasing. Whilst most urban distribution network development occurs in the context of existing and ageing developed networks, it is legitimate to highlight some general planning targets showing the cost implications of various medium voltage planning philosophies, such as voltage levels, the use of parallel conductors in congested and heavily loaded regions, and full or economically optimal backup connections and switch placement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2009)
    Edition550 CP
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameCIRED, 20th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, Prague, Czech Republic, June 8-12, 2009


    ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
    Abbreviated titleCIRED
    Period01/01/1900 → …


    • Distribution network planning, Greenfield optimisation, Distribution network switching


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