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M.Tech. – II Semester Regular Examinations, September, 2008 DISTRIBUTION AUTOMATION (Common to Electrical Power Engineering/ Power Engineering & Energy Systems) Time: 3hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks --1.a) b) 2.a) b) Explain centralized and decentralized control in distribution automation. Write short note on DA hard ware. Explain the capabilities of distribution automation. Write short notes on (i) Information management (ii) Load management. Explain the characteristics of a communication system for Distribution Automation. Explain different communication systems used in Distribution Automation. Explain the following with respect to DA benefit categories (a) Capital deferred savings. (b) Function benefits (c) Loss reduction benefit (d) Customer related savings. Explain different parameters used in the benefit estimating equations for DA functions. Explain the development and evaluation of alternate plans in distribution automation. Explain major steps in utility economic evolution of distribution automation. ****** Max. Marks:60

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