Power distribution network planning in regional areas

James Fletcher

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis investigates the optimal planning of power distribution networks in regional areas, with a focus on Australian networks. The investigation presents alternative solutions to supplying electricity to regional customers and compares them against existing practices. Alternative solutions include altering network topology, phase balancing considering cascade failure, providing stand-alone power systems over network services, and incorporating both network and stand-alone power system investments in a coordinated multistage planning methodology. The outcomes suggest that if network utilities modified their existing planning practices in regional areas they could better meet the present and future requirements of their customers and regulators
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Reynolds, Mark, Supervisor
  • Iu, Ho Ching, Supervisor
  • Fernando, Tyrone, Supervisor
Award date14 Jun 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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