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The Wonders of Technology May 4-7, 2008
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Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada

Tutorial B: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems

Sunday Morning, May 4
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Haida Room

Presented by

Prof. Roy Billinton, Power System Research Group, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems


This seminar will first briefly introduce some of the basic probability concepts used in the reliability assessment of electric power systems and then focus on the reliability evaluation of generation, transmission and distribution systems. The utilization of both analytical techniques and Monte Carlo simulation will be presented. The reliability information requirements to support both predictive and past performance assessments of load point and system reliability will be illustrated using Canadian utility data. The seminar will also illustrate the extension of conventional reliability indices to value based reliability assessment incorporating customer interruption costs.

Presenter's Biography

Roy Billinton went to Canada from England in 1952 and obtained BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Manitoba and PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for Manitoba Hydro in the System Planning & Production Divisions, and joined the University of Saskatchewan in 1964. Dr Billinton was formerly Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Research & Extension and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering. He is presently an Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering. He has authored or co-authored eight books on reliability and over 850 papers on power system analysis, stability, economic system operation, and reliability. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Engineering, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada

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