Voltage Control and Power Loss Reduction in Distribution Networks using Distributed Generation
Sabarinath.G1, T.Gowri Manohar2, A.V.Sudhakara Reddy3

1Sabarinath.G, Dept. of E.E.E, SVUCE, S.V. University, Tirupati, India.
2Dr.T.Gowri Manohar, Dept. of E.E.E, SVUCE, S.V.University, Tirupati, India .
3Dr.A.V.Sudhakara Reddy, Department of EEE, Malla Reddy Engineering College (A), Maisammaguda, Hyderabad, India. 

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2863-2867 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L30471081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3047.1081219
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Abstract: Distributed generation (DG) units can provide many benefits when they are incorporated along the distribution network/system. These benefits are more if DG units are connected at suitable nodes with appropriate rating otherwise, they may cause to increased power loss and poor voltage profile. In this work, optimal allocation (both location and size) problem is solved by considering power loss minimization as an objective function. An analytical method “index vector method (IVM)” is applied to find DG location. A new optimization algorithm “Whale Optimization Algorithm (WOA)” is employed to determine the DG rating. Two popularly known test systems “IEEE 33 & IEEE 69”bus systems are used to evaluate the efficacy of IVM and WOA.
Keywords: Distributed Generation, Distribution System, Index Vector Method, Power loss Reduction, Whale Optimization Algorithm.
Scope of the Article: Algorithm Engineering