International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

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IJISA Vol.11, No.7, Jul. 2019

Application of Bird Swarm Algorithm for Allocation of Distributed Generation in an Indian Practical Distribution Network

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Sabarinath.G, T.Gowri Manohar

Index Terms

Bird swarm algorithm;Combined sensitivity index;Distributed generation;Distribution network;Power loss; Voltage deviation


This article addresses an optimal allocation of multi Distributed Generation (DG) units in an Indian practical radial distribution network (RDN) for minimization of network loss and voltage deviation. For this work, combined sensitivity index (CSI) is utilized to identify the appropriate positions/locations of DG units. However, the appropriate size of DG is determined through a nature-inspired; population-based Bird Swarm Algorithm (BSA). Secondly, the influence of DG penetration level on network loss and voltage profile is investigated and presented. In this regard, two types of DG technologies (solar and biomass) are considered for loss reduction and voltage deviation reduction. The performance of CSI and BSA methodology is successfully evaluated on an Indian practical 52-bus RDN.

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Sabarinath.G, T.Gowri Manohar "Application of Bird Swarm Algorithm for Allocation of Distributed Generation in an Indian Practical Distribution Network", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.11, No.7, pp.54-61, 2019. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2019.07.06


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