An analytical approach for DG allocation in primary distribution network

Acharya, Naresh, Mahat, Pukar and Mithulananthan, Nadarajah (2006) An analytical approach for DG allocation in primary distribution network. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 28 10: 669-678. doi:10.1016/j.ijepes.2006.02.013

Author Acharya, Naresh
Mahat, Pukar
Mithulananthan, Nadarajah
Title An analytical approach for DG allocation in primary distribution network
Journal name International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-0615
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijepes.2006.02.013
Volume 28
Issue 10
Start page 669
End page 678
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Elsevier Science
Language eng
Subject 09 Engineering
0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Abstract This paper proposes an analytical expression to calculate the optimal size and an effective methodology to identify the corresponding optimum location for DG placement for minimizing the total power losses in primary distribution systems. The analytical expression and the methodology are based on the exact loss formula. The effect of size and location of DG with respect to loss in the network is also examined in detail. The proposed methodology was tested and validated in three distribution test systems with varying size and complexity. Results obtained from the proposed methodology are compared with that of the exhaustive load flows and loss sensitivity method. Results show that the loss sensitivity factor based approach may not lead to the best placement for loss reduction.
Keyword Distributed generation
Exact loss formula
Optimum size
Optimum location
Sensitivity factors
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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