Date Added: Nov 2012
Reducing the losses of power distribution systems (technical and non-technical losses) is an absolutely necessary objective in the sound management of any electrical utility. The transmission & distribution losses in Indian power system are high. Recent progress in optimization practices and computer technology has made it possible to perform accurate analysis of the distribution system and distribution losses. Most of the efforts of power planners concentrate on augmenting supply by building new power plants. But saving is possible by improving operating conditions for the distribution network. Due to inadequate planning and methods adopted for load shuffling, some networks are under loaded while others are overloaded. Thus there is some scope for improvement in operating strategies.