A conceptual design of technical losses assessment and monitoring system for power distribution network in Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)

Khairul Anwar Ibrahim, Chin Kim Gan, Z. Zainal Abidin, Mau Teng Au, Norhafiz Salim, Aimie Nazmin Azmi

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Abstract

In recent years, due to increasing demand and new facilities, University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)'s, electricity bills has increased to an average of approximately RM500k per month, which is substantial. Apart from energy consumed by the load, a certain proportion of these bills are contributed due to energy losses occurring in the network. Assuming 0.1% of these energy are contributed to energy losses monthly, reducing it could save UTeM approximately RM60,000 annually. However, there are no known studies ever performed to investigate the actual amount of energy losses occurring in UTeM's distribution network. Thus, the primary aim of this paper is to present a conceptual design for a technical losses (TL) assessment and monitoring system in UTeM. This system aimed towards providing UTeM the key information on the level, source and location of energy flow and losses in its existing power distribution network. The emphasis within this document is on recommending the proper design, data requirements, procedures, architecture and relevant functions which is practically implementable in a typical higher learning institutions which has its own power distribution network. It is anticipated that, the proposed system will serve as base information for UTeM to develop such system in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-374
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Electrical Systems
Volume15
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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