Evaluation of Distributed Generation Impact on Reliability of a Distribution System using DIg SILENT Power Factory
Ravishankar B S1, Vijayendra V K2, K. T. Veeramanju3
1Mr. Ravishankar B. S., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, JSS Science & Technology University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
2Mr. Vijayendra V K, PG-Scholar, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, JSS Science & Technology University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
3Dr. K T Veeramanju, Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, JSS Science & Technology University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on July 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on July 23, 2020. | Manuscript published on August 10, 2020. | PP: 381-389 | Volume-9 Issue-10, August 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.J75860891020 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J7586.0891020
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Abstract: As an effective supplement to the centralized fossil fuel based traditional generation, Distributed Generation (DG) has become an effective alternative choice and has been rapidly increasing since past few years due to growing demand for electricity and the new policies of governing bodies for usage of green energy. In overall power system, distribution systems are more vulnerable to faults and reliability aspects of such systems becomes an important issue. With higher penetration of DG into the distribution network, it will be necessary to study the impact of such generation on the various aspects of distribution system. Thus, increase in rate of penetration DGs into the distribution system on one side and increased faults in distribution network on another side, will make the study of impact of DG integration on distribution system reliability an interesting topic of research. The present work focuses on evaluation of impacts of integration of such DGs on reliability of local distribution network, typically in an urban scenario By using the simulation method using DIgSILENT Power Factory software, the impacts of integration of DG in terms of enhancement in distribution system reliability indices and reduction in system losses for different scenarios are studied and presented in this paper. Based on the simulation results obtained and after analysis of the distribution system, overall results are summarized by focusing on the installation of suitable capacity of DG and the location of DG which are important factors affecting the system losses and system reliability indices.
Keywords: Distributed Generation (DG), RBTS, Simulation, Dig SILENT Power Factory. Radial distribution system.
Scope of the Article: Software Dependability, Reliability, Scalability