Application of Flower Pollination Algorithm for DG Units Allocation in an Indian Practical Distribution System
Sabarinath.G1, T.Gowri Manohar2

1Sabarinath.G, Department of EEE, S.V. University, Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2Dr. T. Gowri Manohar, Department of EEE, S.V. University, Tirupathi (Andhra Pradesh), India.

Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1090-1094 | Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: E7260068519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Indian practical rural distribution systems are very long and spread over a wide range of area. The nodes far away from the distribution substation are suffering from low voltage. In India, total distribution system losses are around 20% to 25%. From the past few years, penetration of distributed generation (DG) in to the distribution network/system is increasing expeditiously. DG allocation with appropriate location and size can provide numerous benefits to the distribution companies as well as to the society. In this regard, a new technique called combined sensitivity index (CSI), to find the optimal DG unit location, based on voltage sensitivity and network load magnitude is proposed. To assess the effectiveness of the proposed technique, it is tested on Indian practical 52-bus rural distribution system. Here, the optimal DG unit size is calculated using Flower Pollination Algorithm (FPA). The results show that the proposed CSI technique performs better in minimizing power losses and voltage profile augmentation when compared to existing technique in the literature.
Keywords: Combined Sensitivity index, Distributed Generation, Distribution System, Flower Pollination Algorithm, Power loss.

Scope of the Article: Low-power design