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Optimal placement of DGs in a distributed power system with power system studies

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran, Dr Anurag Sharma, Dr Van-Tung Phan


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© 2017 IEEE. Albeit possessing their benefits, introduction of extraneous power generation like Distributed Generators (DGs) may cause complications to the existing power system and affect the overall efficiency, reliability and security of the system. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the possible snags and fix them. Additionally, inappropriate placement of DGs in power system may constrain the overall performance of the system. On the other hand, placing a DG accurately would enhance the general operation of a power system tremendously. This paper presents the potential drawbacks that may occur when DGs are added into the power system. Subsequently, a proposed methodology that comprises of power system studies is utilized to determine the optimal location of DGs in a power system. A revised methodology is then suggested which only uses load flow results to determine the best location and is highly efficient compared to the latter. The revised methodology is tested on 6-bus test system which presented identical results as the first methodology but with considerably lesser effort.

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Author(s): Bakar MA, Logenthiran T, Sharma A, Phan V-T

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC)

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 08/03/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/APPEEC.2017.8308961

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ISBN: 9781538613795