By Vieira, G.G.; Varela, M.L.R.; Ribeiro, R.A.
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
Recently, electricity distribution companies have already done many investments to identify and calculate energy losses along the distribution network. Although these big efforts, most approaches for clearly identifying and solving the related problems still remain rather inefficient. The accurate identification and the precise calculation of electricity losses enables the clear specification of the critical points and segments in the networks and, consequently, the effective prioritization of actions and interventions in order to reduce those electricity losses and problems. Moreover, the work already performed on this issue, the existing approaches focus mainly on empirical and probabilistic data. Hence, there is still a clear gap between real information and the considered one, which tends to be poor and imprecise. Due to this reality and the lack of appropriate software applications, in this paper we propose a web platform for the management of the whole network of electricity distribution, from medium voltage (MV) down to low voltage (LV), including billing on the transformation centers (TCs), electricity losses calculation and proposals for solving actions, by means of a fuzzy decision-making model.