Ishiekwene Reuben and Ofili Celestine C
Department of Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technology
Delta State Polytecnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria.
Nigerian nation experiences epileptic public power supply. This is due to inadequate generation, faults, sabotage etc. This study, therefore, identifies some methods through which faults associated with power systems can be analyzed. Out of the approaches applied, it was found that the bus matrix method is the fastest. Also, a study was carried out to determine the more common of the two categories of faults and the result indicated unsymmetrical (unbalance) as against symmetrical (balance) and the most frequent type of fault revealed short-circuit. Recommendations were made based on the causes of these faults and other salient factors. The emerging result will be power delivery at improved level.
Key Words: Power system, short-circuit faults, unsymmetrical, Bus matrix, improved.