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Dynamic rating management of overhead transmission lines operating under multiple weather conditions

Abstract: Integration of a large number of renewable systems produces line congestions, resulting in a problem for distribution companies, since the lines are not capable of transporting all the energy that is generated. Both environmental and economic constraints do not allow the building new lines to manage the energy from renewable sources, so the efforts have to focus on the existing facilities. Dynamic Rating Management (DRM) of power lines is one of the best options to achieve an increase in the capacity of the lines. The practical application of DRM, based on standards IEEE (Std.738, 2012) and CIGRE TB601 (Technical Brochure 601, 2014) , allows to find several deficiencies related to errors in estimations. These errors encourage the design of a procedure to obtain high accuracy ampacity values. In the case of this paper, two methodologies have been tested to reduce estimation errors. Both methodologies use the variation of the weather inputs. It is demonstrated that a reduction of the conductor temperature calculation error has been achieved and, consequently, a reduction of ampacity error.

 Authorship: Martinez R., Manana M., Arroyo A., Bustamante S., Laso A., Castro P., Minguez R.,

 Fuente: Energies, 2021, 14(4), 1136

 Publisher: MDPI

 Publication date: 21/02/2021

 No. of pages: 21

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.3390/en14041136

 ISSN: 1996-1073

 Spanish project: RTC-2015-3795- 3