Authors: S. Sambath; P. Palanivel
Addresses: Department of EEE, Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam, 613403, India ' Department of EEE, M.A.M. Engineering College, Trichy, 621105, India
Abstract: This is the real-time study to quantify and analyse the impact of distributed generation (DG) in Tamil Nadu, India to examine what the benefits of decentralised generation would be for meeting rural loads. The recent unbundling of electricity boards in India into small units (corporations) has created opportunities for involvement of independent power generation companies. Remarkable achievements and improvements are expected in power quality especially in the southern part of the country where more power shortage. The power system utilities are increasing every day, to enhance the distribution power quality and maintain the voltage stability is a challenging task. This can be achieved through the distributed generation (DG). The proposed technique has been developed and finding solution to real practical problems. The effectiveness of the proposed technique is tested and verified using MATLAB software and compared with the real-time study on long radial distribution system in Tamil Nadu (India).
Keywords: distributed generation; optimisation; DG placement; power quality enhancement; transmission lines; India; voltage stability.
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2016 Vol.12 No.3, pp.257 - 269
Received: 20 Nov 2014
Accepted: 18 May 2015
Published online: 27 Jun 2016 *