Real Power Loss Reduction in Distribution System by Optimal placement of Distributed Generation after Network Reconfiguration using Genetic Algorithm

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Power loss reduction is one of the main targets in power industry and so in this paper, the problem of finding the optimal configuration and optimal allocation of Distributed Generation in a radial distribution system is considered. Optimal Network Reconfiguration and identification of the optimal location and sizing of Distributed Generation gives the reduction in power losses and the improvement in voltage profile. Genetic Algorithm is used to find the optimal reconfiguration, Distributed Generation size and location and also find the losses at the condition with Distributed Generation and with Reconfiguration. The method has been tested on 33-bus radial distribution system to demonstrate the performance and effectiveness of the proposed method.
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Distributed Generation (DG); Genetic Algorithm (GA); Power Loss reduction; Network Reconfiguration

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