In restructured power systems, the adequacy of the transmission network may be defined as the ability to meet reasonable demands by transmission of electricity (as stated by the Directive 2009/72/EC). The symmetric/constrained fuzzy power flow (CFPF) was recently proposed as a suitable tool to quantify that adequacy. In this paper, the use of the symmetric fuzzy power flow/CFPF is extended to support the decision process of investment in network components to accomplish a specific adequacy criteria. A technique based on dual variables, obtained from the linear formulation of the CFPF, is used. The importance of the duality information concerning the adequacy indices is explained. The proposed methodology is applied on IEEE 14 bus reliability test system to demonstrate its applicability.
Science Foundation Ireland
Type of Material
International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems