Optimal integration of DG and capacitors in distribution systems

Karar Mahmoud*

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This paper presents a method for optimally integrating distributed generation (DG) units and capacitors into distribution systems. The objective function of the optimization problem is minimizing real power losses. General analytical expressions are provided for determining the optimal locations and sizes of multiple DG units and capacitors. The proposed method combines the analytical expressions with an optimal power flow (OPF) algorithm. The proposed method is implemented in C++, and optimal integration of DG and capacitors for the 69-bus test system is performed. Several cases are studied, and the results show that the proposed method is efficient for simultaneously integrating multiple DG units and capacitors into distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Middle-East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2016
EditorsOmar H. Abdalla
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390637
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Middle-East Power Systems Conference - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 27 Dec 201629 Dec 2016
Conference number: 18


ConferenceInternational Middle-East Power Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleMEPCON


  • Capacitors
  • DG units
  • Distribution systems
  • Optimal integration
  • Power losses


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