This paper presents the analysis of electrical energy loss in rural distribution feeders. Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited, APEPDCL of Andhra Pradesh State in India has been implementing some methods to reduce technical losses on rural distribution feeders. Statistical Data of two years on 80 rural distribution feeders of Visakhapatnam district has been analyzed and the results were presented. Field survey has been conducted to assess the exact conditions of feeder loading and distribution system configurations. The rural distribution feeders considered predominantly supply the agricultural loads. Month wise cumulative percentage energy loss, power factor, length of line and line capacity were taken into consideration for analysis. Data of some sample feeders was presented. Critical observations were summarized. Suggestions were given for further improvement of efficiency of the system and reduction of losses based on simulation studies carried out.
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