Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Generators (DGs) in Active Distribution Network (ADN) Conceding Power Losses and Voltage Deviation

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dc.contributor.author Almalki, Abduladheem
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-15T18:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-15T18:21:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-05-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/9375
dc.description.abstract In recent years, Smart Grid Technology (SGT) has become the next generation of communication and control techniques in power grids, which provides bi-directional communication and control of power flow to enhance the power supply capability and reliability to a power network. One of the most important competent of SGT is the Distributed Generations (DGs) that are interconnected into the Distribution System (DS) to incorporate renewable energy sources into the power grid, to reduce power losses in transmission, and to improve grid voltage quality or stability. In fact, installing DGs might cause negative impacts on the grid, such as increasing power loss, operation costs, and poor voltage profile. Hence, proper design of DS, including optimal siting and sizing the DGs at appropriate location and with proper capacity play an important role in SGT. This work aims at finding the optimal locations and sizes of DGs in the power grid, using the IEEE 57-bus network as a test case. The tasks are accomplished by formulating an optimization problem for minimizing the active power losses under acceptable grid voltage variation and solving the Global Optimization (GO) problem using Metamodel-Based GO method. The power network model are built in MatPower, and the network simulation and optimization are carried in MATLAB with MatPower interface. Results for the modeling, simulation and optimization are presented to show the benefit of the proposed method. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Smart Grid Technology en_US
dc.subject Matpower en_US
dc.subject Optimal siting and sizing of distributed generation en_US
dc.title Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Generators (DGs) in Active Distribution Network (ADN) Conceding Power Losses and Voltage Deviation en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Dong, Zuomin
dc.degree.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Engineering M.Eng. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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