Optimal sizing and location of distributed generation for loss minimization using firefly algorithm

Muhamad Najib Bin Kamarudin, Tengku Juhana Tengku Hashim, Abdulhamid Musa

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Abstract

Distributed generation (DG) plays an important role in improving power quality as well as system realibility. As the incorporation of DG in the power distribution network creates several problems to the network operators, locating a suitable capacity and placement for DG will essentially help to improve the quality of power delivery to the end users. This paper presents the simulation of an application of firefly algorithm (FA) for optimally locating the most suitable placement and capacity of distributed generation (DG) in IEEE 33-bus radial distribution network. This strategy aims at minimizing losses together with improving the voltage profile in distribution network. The losses in real power and voltages at each bus are obtained using load flow analysis which was performed on an IEEE 33-bus radial distribution network using forward sweep method. The proposed method comprises of simulation of the test system with DG as well as in the absence of DG in the system. A comparison between the Firefly Algorithm (FA) with Genetic Algorithm (GA) is also demonstrated in this paper. The results obtained have proven that the Firefly Algorithm has a better capability at improving both the voltage profile and the power losses in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-427
Number of pages7
JournalIndonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2019

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Distributed Generation
Distributed power generation
Distribution Network
Electric power distribution
Voltage
Placement
Electric potential
Power Quality
Power Distribution
Test System
Power quality
Sweep
Power System
Simulation
Genetic algorithms
Genetic Algorithm
Operator

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.04.2019, p. 421-427.

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