Title: Gbest-guided artificial bee colony algorithm based simultaneous placement of distributed generation and shunt capacitor in distribution networks

Authors: Mukul Dixit; Prasanta Kundu; Hitesh R. Jariwala

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat 395007, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat 395007, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat 395007, India

Abstract: This paper presents a combined placement of distributed generation (DG) and shunt capacitor in distribution network for the purpose of power loss reduction. The locations of DG and shunt capacitor are evaluated by using power loss index approach and index vector method, respectively. The population based Gbest-guided artificial bee colony meta-heuristic optimisation technique has been implemented to evaluate the optimum size of DG and shunt capacitor simultaneously. This methodology is being demonstrated on 33-bus and 85-bus distribution network. In addition to that, the two load scenarios are considered in this study. The technical analysis has been carried out for different combinations of DG and shunt capacitor. Comparison between various cases for power loss, minimum system voltage, voltage stability index and total voltage deviation are also mentioned in this paper. The numerical results obtained through proposed approach have been compared to the published research papers for showing its effectiveness.

Keywords: distributed generation; GABC algorithm; index vector method; load model; optimization; power loss; power loss index; shunt capacitor; voltage deviation; voltage profile; voltage stability index.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPELEC.2018.090713

International Journal of Power Electronics, 2018 Vol.9 No.2, pp.123 - 149

Available online: 05 Dec 2017 *

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