Load model effect on distributed generation allocation and feeders' reconfiguration in unbalanced distribution systems

Aboelsood Zidan, Rashid S. Al-Abri, Ehab F. El-Saadany

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Abstract

Limitation of fossil fuels and the environmental constraints established by the Kyoto Protocol and other governmental initiatives caused the allocation of distributed generation (DG) to be a vital pillar in power system planning. Improper selection of the sizing and siting of DG systems can reduce their advantages. Network reconfiguration problem is to find a best configuration of distribution systems that gives minimum energy loss with satisfying the imposed operating constraints. This paper investigates the effect of load model on DG allocation and network reconfiguration problems. The proposed algorithm implemented and tested on the 25-bus unbalanced distribution system and the impact of load models is demonstrated. The constraints involved include voltage limits, line current limits, and radial topology.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984220
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Mar 2015
Event2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: 1 Feb 20154 Feb 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015
Country/TerritoryOman
CityMuscat
Period1/02/154/02/15

Keywords

  • DG allocation
  • distributed generation
  • distribution system
  • genetic algorithm
  • reconfiguration

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