The distribution system is one of the fundamental parts of the power system. This system helps to deliver the desired power supply from substations to the consumers.
In an earlier article, we have studied the distribution and transmission systems comparisons with all basic concepts.
What are the Types of Distribution System?
According to the study, there are different kinds of distribution systems that are constructed and used.
Based on the Power Line Construction
- Overhead distribution system
- Underground distribution system
Widely, the overhead system is used over the underground system. For further detail, read the overhead and underground systems difference.
Based on the Network Connection
- Radial distribution system
- Ring or Loop distribution system
- Interconnected distribution system
An interconnected distribution system increases the reliability of the power supply with minimum losses and gives more efficiency as compared to the radial and ring systems.
Based on the Nature of Electric Current
- AC distribution system
- DC distribution system
From these distribution systems, the AC distribution system is mostly used over the DC distribution system. You can read the basic concepts of AC system vs DC system.
Based on the Wire or Conductor
- Two-wire DC connection of distribution system
- Two-wire AC connection of distribution system
- Three-wire DC connection of distribution system
- Three-wire (delta) AC connection of distribution system
- Four-wire (star) AC connection of distribution system
Based on Power Service
- Domestic Power
- Commercial Power (like street lighting, railway line, etc )
- Industrial Power
I have listed down the different types of distribution systems. Any question? You can comment below.
Other read realted articles:
- Overhead Distribution Line Components
- Single Phase vs Three Phase System
- Conductor vs Insulator
- Overhead Lines vs Underground Cables
- Different types of Electrical Insulator
- Different types of Electrical Transformer
- On-Grid vs Off-Grid System
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