Distribution System Planning With Distributed Generations Considering Benefits and Costs

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Saeid Soudi 1,*

1. Department of Electrical Engineering , Kish International Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kish Island, Iran

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2013.09.07

Received: 28 Apr. 2013 / Revised: 25 Jun. 2013 / Accepted: 10 Aug. 2013 / Published: 8 Sep. 2013

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Distributed Generation, Distribution Systems, Particle Swarm Optimization, Reliability.


One of the methods used in the design and utilization of distribution systems to improve power quality and reliability of load power supply of consumers, is the application of distributed generation (DG) sources. In this paper, a new method is proposed for the design and utilization of distribution networks with DG resources application by finding the optimal sitting and sizing of generated power of DG with the aim of maximization of its benefits to costs. The benefits for DG are considered as system losses reduction, system reliability improvement and benefits from the sale electricity or from lack of purchase of electricity from the main system. The costs of DG are considered as initial capital, maintenance and operation cost and investment cost. In this paper to solve the optimal sitting and sizing problem a Modified particle swarm optimization (PSO) is applied. Simulations are presented on a 69-bus test distribution system to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. Results showed that the proposed high-power method to find the optimal points of problem is faster and application of DG resources reduced the losses, costs and improved the system voltage profile.

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Saeid Soudi, "Distribution System Planning With Distributed Generations Considering Benefits and Costs", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.9, pp.45-52, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.09.07


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