A systematic approach to evaluating the influence of demand side management resources on the interarea capacity benefit margin

Olatunji Obalowu Mohammed, Mohd Wazir Mustafa, Daw Saleh Sasi Mohammed, Sani Salisu, Nabila Ahmad Rufa’i


Available transfer capability is an index to measure the security and economic viability of an interconnected system. However, to accurately determine this index, other associated parameters need to be accurately evaluated. One of these parameters is the capacity benefit margin (CBM). For efficient power generation reliability and sustainability, a certain amount of supply capacity is commonly reserved by utilities, which in most cases remain unused, to reduce the effect of generation outage. To minimize this unused reserve, utilities usually reserve a predetermined amount of tie-line capacity between interconnected areas to have access to external supply. This tie-line reserved for this purpose is termed as capacity benefit margin (CBM). In this paper a technique for computing CBM is used, the sensitivity of CBM support from other areas to the increase in load in one of the areas is investigated, and conclusively, demand side management is proposed to improve the quantification of CBM. The contribution of this work is the assessment of the CBMs support from other areas during a critical condition, using the flexibility of DSM technique. The modified 24-bus IEEE reliability test system is employed for the verification of the approach.


Capacity benefit margin; Demand side management; Generation reliability; Loss of load expectation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v8i4.1587


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