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Reserve Power – Alternative Solution to the Network Investments in Rural Area Networks?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
ISSN (Electronic)2032-9644


ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Period1/01/00 → …


The new legislative requirements and all the time tightening economic regulation cause a great pressure for Finnish distribution system operators to improve the
security of power supply. Underground cabling has been seen in many cases basically the only but at the same time very expensive solution to solve this problem. This paper presents that with the help of reserve power solutions it is possible to fulfill the requirements especially in sparsely populated rural areas. The results show the profitability of utilizing reserve power generators instead of investing in the cabled network. In addition, the calculations support the fact that customers should at least consider purchasing own reserve power.

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