A flow-based approach for evaluating fuel cell interconnections to a distribution feeder

Priyantha Sirisooriya, George G. Karady, R. G. Farmer

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Abstract

A combined flow-based and a marginal cost approach for identifying and quantifying costs-benefits for distributed generators is presented in this paper. The proposed methodology quantifies the interconnection benefits from a distributed generator in terms of total avoided costs. A fuel cell distributed generator is considered for the analysis and for describing the methodology. The transfer distribution factors (TDFs) which depend on the network topology for a given power network are used to quantify the locational benefits. These TDFs are used to calculate the incremental flow changes due to the distributed generator. The marginal capacity and energy costs are used to quantify the avoided costs due to deferred capacity expansion benefits, avoided energy costs and avoided transmission/distribution losses. The approach could also be used to compare and contrast different interconnection points for a fuel cell from a cost-benefit stand point for a utility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 27 2005Jun 30 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech

Other

Other2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period6/27/056/30/05

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Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Distributed generators
  • Fuel cells
  • Life cycle costing
  • Marginal capacity cost
  • Power distribution
  • Power distribution economics
  • Power system economics
  • Power transfer distribution factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Sirisooriya, P., Karady, G. G., & Farmer, R. G. (2005). A flow-based approach for evaluating fuel cell interconnections to a distribution feeder. In 2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech [4524819] (2005 IEEE Russia Power Tech, PowerTech). https://doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2005.4524819