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A Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis on LVDC Distribution System for Rural Electrification in South Korea
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A Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis on LVDC Distribution System for Rural Electrification in South Korea
Afamefuna, David; Chung, Il-Yop; Hur, Don; Kim, Ju-Yong; Cho, Jintae;
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Low voltage direct current (LVDC) distribution system is a suitable techno-economic candidate which can create an innovative solution for distribution network development with respect to rural electrification. This research focuses on the use of LVDC distribution system to replace some of KEPCO's existing traditional medium voltage alternating current (MVAC) distribution network for rural electrification in South Korea. Considering the technical and economic risks and benefits involved in such project, a comparative techno-economic analysis on the LVDC and the MVAC distribution networks is conducted using economic assessment method such as the net present value (NPV) on a discounted cash flow (DCF) basis as well as the sensitivity analysis technique. Each would play a role in an economic performance indicator and a measure of uncertainty and risk involved in the project. In this work, a simulation model and a computational tool are concurrently developed and employed to aid the techno-economic analysis, evaluation, and estimation of the various systems efficiency and/or performance.
DC distribution system;Techno-economic analysis;Annuity;Net present value;Sensitivity analysis;Power converters;Distribution system losses;Power outage cost;
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