Placement of DG for reliability improvement and loss minimization with reconfiguration of radial distribution systems

Ponnaganti Pavani*, Sri Niwas Singh


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Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to find the best distributed generators (DGs) location for improving reliability and reducing power loss using distribution system reconfiguration. This is implemented in the presence of the tie-switches. It proposes a search-based algorithm for the reconfiguration problem. Individual DG placement is obtained for all system configurations, and analytical hierarchy process tool is used for finding the overall best location. This is carried out for various system loadings. Design/methodology/approach – This paper proposes a knowledge-based search algorithm which needs the base conditions of the distribution system. A detailed analysis is carried out for finding the best DG locations from the obtained DG placements for various system configurations. Simulations are rigorously carried out with the help of programming. Results from these simulations are further given to analytical hierarchy tool for obtaining the DGs location. Findings – The findings of the paper are the DG placement for various system loadings and various system configurations and to obtain the best DG location for any system configuration. A search-based algorithm is designed for accomplishing it. Originality/value – The proposed method identifies the placement of distributed generation at distribution systems for reliability improvement and power loss reduction which is one of the present day needs for fulfilling the raising power consumers.
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Energy Sector Management
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)312-329
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Udgivet eksterntJa

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