Table of Contents
Advances in Electrical Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 865621, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/865621
Research Article

Assessment of Electrical Load in Water Distribution Systems Using Representative Load Profiles-Based Method

Power System Department, Electrical Engineering Faculty, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Boulevard Dimitrie Mangeron, No. 21-23, 700050 Iasi, Romania

Received 17 April 2014; Accepted 28 June 2014; Published 21 July 2014

Academic Editor: Mamun B. Ibne Reaz

Copyright © 2014 Gheorghe Grigoras. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The problem of optimal management of a water distribution system includes the determination of the operation regime for each hydrophore station. The optimal operation of a water distribution system means a maximum attention to assess the demands of the water, with minimum electrical energy consumption. The analysis of load profiles corresponding to a water distribution system can be the first step that water companies must make to assess the electrical energy consumption. This paper presents a new method to assess the electrical load in water distribution systems, taking into account the time-dependent evolution of loads from the hydrophore stations. The proposed method is tested on a real urban water distribution system, showing its effectiveness in obtaining the electrical energy consumption with a relatively low computational burden.