Presented is an in-depth technical and economic feasibility study utilizing one- and two-way management systems for statewide load control and distribution automation. Included are 1) an evaluation of the generation and transmission load patterns of the state cooperatives and the determination of the amount of controllable load for use by a load management system, 2) an in-depth economic cost-benefit study as a result of implementing a load management system on a statewide basis, 3) communication alternatives for implementing the statewide load management and distribution automation system, 4) an investigation into using an existing statewide microwave communications system for direct load control, local control, or distribution automation, and 5) a cost-benefit study using new technologies such as fiberoptics, AM and FM broadcast, ripple, and carrier modulation for system control. © 1988 IEEE


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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1939-9367; 0093-9994

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Article - Journal

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Publication Date

01 Jan 1988