A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Power transmission and distribution losses – A model based on available empirical data and future trends for all countries globally

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Sadovskaia Kristina, Bogdanov Dmitrii, Honkapuro Samuli, Breyer Christian
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume number: 107
Start page: 98
End page: 109
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 0142-0615
eISSN: 1879-3517
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019070222631


This article aims at the creation of a holistic and analytic function for describing the transmission and distribution (T&D) grid power loss for all countries globally based on economical, geographical, political and technical available data. The created function is the very first of its kind, it is statistically well validated, and several examples are discussed. The function based on empirical data describes the dependence of the T&D grid power loss level on widely available metrics, such as GDP per capita, corruption perception index, area of the country, temperature, grid organization parameter and level of urbanization. The same function can also be used by modellers to anticipate the development of the T&D grid power loss in the years and decades to come. The suggested methodology could be easily reproduced and tuned to precise environmental conditions, what can be helpful for research in countries without available data.

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