Microgrid Losses: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

  title={Microgrid Losses: When the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts},
  author={Maxim Buevich and Xiao Zhang and Oliver Shih and Dan Schnitzer and Tristan Escalada and Arthur Jacquiau-Chamski and Jon Thacker and Anthony G. Rowe},
  journal={2016 ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS)},
Non-Technical Loss (NTL) represents a major challenge when providing reliable electrical service in developing countries, where it often accounts for 11-15% of total generation capacity [1]. NTL is caused by a variety of factors such as theft, unmetered homes, and inability to pay, which at volume can lead to system instability, grid failure, and major financial losses for providers. In this paper, we investigate error sources and techniques for separating NTL from total losses in microgrids… 
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