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Multi-criteria selection for load shedding scheme using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) in electrical power system

Jamal, Noor Zaihah (2013) Multi-criteria selection for load shedding scheme using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) in electrical power system. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

This report was written to present a methodology of multi-criteria selection for load shedding scheme for power system using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The AHP is a method to derive ratio scales from paired comparisons which obtained from actual criterias and alternatives and has been identified as a suitable technique for dealing with complex decision making especially during emergency happened. In this report actual data from Terengganu Advanced Technical University College (TATiUC) have been chosen as a study site. The idea of proposing this methodology to the TATiUC power system came out when the large contingency occurs and had effected to major shutdown to one of the system ring which had happened in 2008. During that time to maintain the operation of the effected system ring, the person incharge had to select load which is essential to be powered up and what not by using their own experience and knowledge to the system without any proper guidance. By using AHP, it can be one of the solutions scheme to the system and also guidance to the person in-charge. Several conventional methods of load shedding also being discussed under literature review chapter and why the AHP has been selected as the most suitable method to be applied to the TATiUC power system. The detail background and history of the TATiUC system were also enlightened in an easy to understand schematic complete with legends. The application of Microsoft Excel Software have been used to analyzed the actual data and it is very reliable software to be amended in future if any data have been updated. The result and discussion also being discussed and well justified using graphs,pie charts, tables and flow charts for better understanding on the finding results. As a conclusion, the AHP is a very reliable method to be used for load shedding scheme and several recommendations was proposed to ensure the reliability of the method will be paralled with the upgraded power system in future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 02:03
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 02:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5523
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