Optimal Allocation of DG Units for Radial Distribution Systems using Genetic Algorithm
Md. Anisa Shereen
Md.Anisa Shereen, Research scholar, Department of EEE, SVUCE, SVU, Tirupati.
Manuscript received on July 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2012. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2012. | PP: 175-179 | Volume-1 Issue-6, August 2012.  | Retrieval Number: F0656081612/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper proposes a Genetic Algorithm (GA) based technique for the optimal allocation of Distributed Generation (DG) units in the power systems. In this paper the main aim is to decide optimal number, type, size and location of DG units for voltage profile improvement and power loss reduction in distribution network. GA fitness function is introduced including the active, reactive power losses and the cumulative voltage deviation variables with selecting weight of each variable. Two types of DGs are considered and the distribution load flow is used to calculate exact loss. Load flow algorithm is combined appropriately with GA till access to acceptable results of this operation. The suggested method is programmed under MATLAB software. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology was tested on Standard IEEE33 bus system and found maximum loss reduction for each of two types of optimally placed multi-DGs. 
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm, Distributed Generators, Cumulative Voltage Deviation, Active and Reactive Power Loss, Weight, Load Flow.