Low Loss Distribution Transformers in a South African Context

This paper provides an overview of the importance of losses in a distribution transformer. Current distribution transformer loss specifications are reviewed and an evaluation of the capitalisation formula is given with regards to four utilities. The way forward is reviewed in terms of loss improvement taking into account what is being done internationally. Finally a recommendation is made in terms of the best cost effective solution that allows for a reduction in losses with a small increase to the capital investment required when purchasing distribution transformers.

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