Inspection based risk management of electric distribution overhead lines

Adnan Hasan Tawafan, Dhafer Mayoof Alshadood, Fatima Kadhem Abd


This paper introduces a comprehensive process based on inspection for determination of medium voltage (MV) overhead line condition and it was tried that all factors influencing the outage of distribution network integrated into one index that called condition index. A condition based failure rate model has been proposed and its unknown parameters are calculated based on historical data. Shortest path problem (SPP) model has been proposed for the long term scheduling of maintenance and reinvestment. Objective function includes sum of the reinvestment, maintenance costs, failure costs and energy not supplied (ENS) costs with considering budget and labor constraints. Finally, as a result of this research, optimal combination of various actions such as reinvestment, preventive maintenance (PM) and tree trimming and it’s scheduling has been determined over the ten and five-year horizon. Results confirmed acceptable performance of proposed method because of compliance with actual condition and engineering judgment.


Distribution network; Reliability indices; Risk management; Shortest path problem

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