Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid

Abstract

In this project we constructed a System Dynamics model which simulates the interactions in the electrical distribution grid. We analyzed this model to understand if installing distributed generation units would be a feasible plan for extending the useful lifespan of the substation transformers. We concluded that the installation of the generators is an effective policy for extending the lifespan; however, the additional costs incurred through the generator installation transform the policy in most cases into purely poor economic planning.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Major

System Dynamics

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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