Active Power Loss Minimization in Radial Distribution Networks with Analytical Method of Simultaneous Optimal DG sizing

Mohsin Shahzad, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Wolfgang Gawlik, Peter Palensky

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Abstract

A method of reducing active power losses in distribution networks by simultaneous placement of optimally sized DGs is presented in this paper. Optimal DG sizes are calculated using analytical expressions in Python environment. IEEE 37 node test system, developed in DigSILENT PowerFactory, is used for the simulations. Three different use cases are presented in this work for validation and comparison. The active power loss reduction is compared with the base case (without any DGs). Different DG types, based on active and reactive power output, are considered during this work. The analytical expressions for simultaneous sizing proved their usefulness for loss minimization in radial networks. The complete study is done for the cases of three and four DGs placement in the system. To highlight the expanded capabilities of proposed method, it is applied to both the static and time varying load conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages470-475
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-8075-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 14 Mar 201617 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
Abbreviated titleIEEE IES ICIT 2016
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period14/03/1617/03/16

Keywords

  • time varying load
  • active power loss
  • analytical expressions
  • simultaneous optimal sizing
  • distributed generation
  • radial distribution system
  • statis load

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