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A Cost to Benefit Analysis of a Next Generation Electric Power Distribution System

Abstract This thesis provides a cost to benefit analysis of the proposed next generation of distribution systems- the Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution Management (FREEDM) system. With the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources onto the grid, it becomes necessary to have an infrastructure that allows for easy integration of these resources coupled with features like enhanced reliability of the system and fast pro-tection from faults. The Solid State Transformer (SST) and the Fault Isolation Device (FID) make for the core of the FREEDM system and have huge investment costs.

Some key features of the FREEDM system include improved power flow control, compact design and unity power factor operation. Customers may observe a red... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Raman, Apurva (Author) / Heydt, Gerald (Advisor) / Karady, George (Committee member) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / cost-benefit analysis / FID / FREEDM / renewable / SST
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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