Energy efficiency optimization in distribution transformers considering regulation policy
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In transmission and distribution systems, the high number of installed transformers, a loss source in networks, suggests a good potential for energy savings. This paper presents how the Spanish Distribution regulation policy, Royal Decree 222/2008, affects the overall energy efficiency in distribution transformers. The objective of a utility is the maximization of the benefit, and in case of failures, to install a chosen transformer in order to maximize the profit. Here, a novel method to optimize energy efficiency, considering the constraints set by the Spanish Distribution regulation policy, is presented; its aim is to achieve the objectives of the utility when installing new transformers. The overall energy efficiency increase is a clear result that can help in meeting the requirements of European environmental plans, such as the ‘20e20e20’ action plan.
CitationPezzini, P. [et al.]. Energy efficiency optimization in distribution transformers considering regulation policy. "Energy", 01 Desembre 2010, vol. 35, núm. 12, p. 4685-4690.