Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2017 Vol.13, No.1/2

 

 

Title: A novel analytical approach for sizing and placement of DG in radial distribution system

 

Authors: E.K. Bindumol; C.A. Babu

 

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin-682022, India
Department of Electrical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin-682022, India

 

Abstract: Rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves and its increasing demand necessitates the search for other alternatives. Severe environmental impacts caused by the fossil fuel-based power plants and the escalating fuel costs are the major challenges faced by the electricity supply industry. The integration of distributed generators (DG) especially, wind and solar systems to the grid can offer viable solutions to address these challenges. In radial distribution system, backward forward sweep algorithm (BFSA) is a simple, efficient and accurate algorithm used for load flow analysis to find the voltage profile and electrical power losses. This paper applies a new algorithm, bus voltage sensitivity index (BVSI) on balanced distribution networks for the proper placement of DG. The bus having least BVSI gives the highest priority for active power. The results show that the proposed method converges to better solutions much faster than the genetic algorithm (GA)-based BFSA.

 

Keywords: distributed generation; backward forward sweep algorithm; BFSA; bus voltage sensitivity index; BVSI; genetic algorithms; sizing; placement; radial distribution networks; wind energy; solar energy; wind power; solar power; load flow analysis; voltage profile; electrical power losses.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2017.10000615

 

Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2017 Vol.13, No.1/2, pp.90 - 106

 

Available online: 14 Oct 2016

 

 

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