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Loss Minimization and Voltage Profile Improvement with Network Reconfiguration and Distributed Generation

V Usha Rani, J Sridevi , , ,
EEE Dept., Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad,500090, India
:10.22362/ijcert/2017/v4/i10/xxxx [UNDER PROCESS]

A new method of reducing active power losses and voltage profile improvement in distribution networks by simultaneous placement of optimally sized Distributed Generation (DGs) is proposed in this paper. A loss sensitivity factor is mainly considered for DG placement in the distribution network for loss reduction and voltage profile improvement. This Loss Sensitivity Index method is tested in different cases with the combination of network reconfiguration and DGs. All cases are compared to identify the superiority of the proposed method. This method is tested to demonstrate the performance and effectiveness of the IEEE 33 Bus Radial Distributed System in ETAP software.

V Usha Rani and J Sridevi (2017). Loss Minimization and Voltage Profile Improvement with Network Reconfiguration and Distributed Generation. International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends, 4(10), 449-455. Retrieved from

Keywords : Radial distribution System, Distributed Generation, Loss Sensitivity Factor, Network Reconfiguration, Loss Minimization, Voltage profile

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