The Probabilistic Evaluation of Net Present Value of Electric Power Distribution Systems Based on the Kaldor-Hicks Compensation Principle

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Abstract

The decision to proceed with a distribution engineering expansion project is often preceded by some form of cost to benefit analysis. The Kaldor-Hicks compensation principle is a criterion that assists in this analysis by the evaluation of net present value over the expected project life. This paper discusses this principle applied to power distribution systems. A probabilistic formulation is proposed to capture uncertainty in cost and benefit data. In effect, the approach models ranges of value of project parameters. While the method does not determine whether to proceed with a given project, it does give a measure of the value of the engineering economic efficiency. The method is especially valuable for cases of “next generation” systems, and this is illustrated in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Oct 25 2017

Keywords

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • distribution expansion
  • engineering economics
  • Kaldor-Hicks compensation principle
  • net present value
  • payback period
  • power distribution engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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