Masters Theses


Zhijie Li


Fairly allocating transmission cost to all users is becoming a more and more important problem with the deregulation of electric industry. Several allocation methods are reviewed; the use-of-system allocation methods are discussed in more detail in this thesis. Emphasis is put on the contrast of Power Flow Comparison (PFC) method and Generalized Generation Distribution Factors (GGDF) method. GGDF was originally developed for security evaluation, and then found useful to allocate transmission cost. This method is accepted in several papers. However, like other distribution factors, GGDF considers only real power flows. PFC method considers both real and reactive power flows. Example system shows that the two methods get nearly same cost allocation if only real power flow is considered, thus the two methods verify each other’s correctness by this result. With the consideration of reactive power flow, the PFC method gives reasonable cost shift among users and is more accurate in allocating transmission cost


Anderson, Max Darwin

Committee Member(s)

Crow, Mariesa
Pyron, Howard D.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


The author is grateful for funding provided by Ameren Services (St. Louis) under their Targeted Research Projects and the Intelligent System Center (ISC) at UM--Rolla.


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2000


viii, 33 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32).


© 2000 Zhijie Li, All rights reserved.

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Thesis Number

T 7851

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