Optimal selection of location, sizing and power factor for solar PV plants using differential evolution

Phung Dang Huy, Vigna Kumaran Ramachandaramurthy, H. A.Mahmoud Pesaran

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Abstract

Environmental concern on fossil fuel power plants has been one of the drivers for the growth of renewable energy (RE) plants, particularly solar PV (SPV). Hence, it is imperative that the SPVs are connected to the power grid at suitable location to reduce technical losses and also provide peak load shaving. This would also require the determination of appropriate sizing and power factor of SPVs to ensure voltage limits are adhered to. In this paper, the integration of solar PV plants into the grid, either concurrently or sequentially, is optimized by utilizing Differential Evolution method. The optimal values for location, sizing and power factor of each of the plants are determined simultaneously, such that lowest network loss is achieved, without violating basic power system constraints. Variation of system loads and PV generation is considered, and the importance of optimizing power factor is also emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012381
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016
EventIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 03 Nov 201506 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015

Other

OtherIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period03/11/1506/11/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Dang Huy, P., Ramachandaramurthy, V. K., & Pesaran, H. A. M. (2016). Optimal selection of location, sizing and power factor for solar PV plants using differential evolution. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015 [7387122] (Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT ASIA 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2015.7387122