M. Damodar Reddy

Work place: Dept. of E.E.E, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517502, Andhra Pradesh, India

E-mail: mdreddy999@rediffmail.com


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Prof. M. Damodar Reddy has 28 years of experience in teaching in Post Graduate level and 23 years of experience in Research. He has a Life Time Member of ISTE. Presently he is working as a Professor at S.V.University College of Engineering, Tirupati, India. He has published 68 Research Papers including IEEE Conferences, Scopus Journals, Free Journals and presently guiding 10 Ph.D scholars. His Research area is Power Systems. He has specialized in Computer Methods in Power systems, Custom FACTS Devices and Optimization Techniques.

Author Articles
Optimal Planning of Electric Vehicle Charging Station along with Multiple Distributed Generator Units

By Devisree Chippada M. Damodar Reddy

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2022.02.04, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2022

Saving energy through the minimization of power losses in a distribution system is a key activity for efficient operation. Distributed Generation (DG) is one of the most efficient approaches to minimize losses. With increase in installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCSs) for Electrical Vehicles (EVs) in larger scale, optimal planning of EVCSs becomes a major challenge for distribution system operator. With increased EV load penetration in the electricity system, generation-demand mismatch and power losses increases. This results in poor voltage level, and deterioration in voltage stability margin. To mitigate the adverse impacts of increasing EV load penetration on Radial Distribution Systems (RDS), it is essential to integrate EVCSs at appropriate locations. The EVs integration into smart distribution systems involves Grid-to-Vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) in charging and discharging modes of operation respectively for exchange of power with the grid thus resulting in energy management. The inappropriate planning of EVCSs causes a negative impact on the distribution system such as voltage deviation and an increase in power losses. In order to minimize this, DG units are integrated with EVCSs. The DGs assist in keeping the voltage profile within limitations, resulting in reduced power flows and losses, thereby enhancing power quality and reliability. Therefore, the DGs should be optimally allocated and sized along with the EVCS to avoid problems such as protection, voltage rise, and reverse power flow problems. This paper showcases a method to minimize losses using optimal location and sizing of multiple DGs and EVCS operating in G2V and V2G modes. The sizing and location of different types of DG units including renewables and non-renewables along with EV charging station is proposed in this study. This methodology overall reduces the power losses and also improves voltages of the network. The implementation is done by using the Simultaneous Particle Swarm Optimization technique (PSO) for IEEE 15, 33, 69 and 85 bus systems. The results indicate that the proposed optimization technique improves efficiency and performance of the system by optimal planning and operation of both DGs and EVs.

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Grey Wolf Optimization for Solving Economic Dispatch with Multiple Fuels and Valve Point Loading

By Y. V. Krishna Reddy M. Damodar Reddy

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2019.01.06, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2019

This paper bestows the newly developed Grey Wolf Optimization (GWO) method to solve the Economic Dispatch (ED) problem with multiple fuels. The GWO method imitates the superiority ranking and feeding mechanism of grey wolves in nature. For simulating the superiority ranking follows as alpha, beta, omega and delta. For feeding the prey grey wolves follows three steps, in the order of searching, encircling and attacking, are carry out to perform optimization. While searching for a better solution, GWO does not obligate any statistics about the gradient of the fitness function. The intention of ED is to curtail the fuel cost for any viable load demand and at the same time to determine the optimal power generation. The ED is modeled as a complex problem by considering multiple fuels, valve-point loading and transmission losses. The potency of the GWO method has been examined on ten units system with four different load demands by considering four different case studies. The result of the test systems shows, for practical power systems, that the GWO is a better option to solve the ED problems. Both the optimality of the solution to test system and the convergence speed of the GWO algorithm are promising.

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