Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A G.V.K Murthy and  S. Sivanagaraju and  S. Satyanarayana and  B. Hanumantha Rao
%D 2013 
%J  International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 74, 2013
%T Optimal Placement of DG in Distribution System to Mitigate Power Quality Disturbances
%U http://waset.org/publications/9996965
%V 74
%X Distributed Generation (DG) systems are considered an integral part in future distribution system planning. Appropriate size and location of distributed generation plays a significant role in minimizing power losses in distribution systems. Among the benefits of distributed generation is the reduction in active power losses, which can improve the system performance, reliability and power quality. In this paper, Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) algorithm is proposed to determine the optimal DG-unit size and location by loss sensitivity index in order to minimize the real power loss, total harmonic distortion (THD) and voltage sag index improvement. Simulation study is conducted on 69-bus radial test system to verify the efficacy of the proposed method.

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