Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-5
Majid Davoodi1 , Mohsen Davoudi2 , Iraj Ganjkhany2 and Ali Aref3
1 Department of Electrical Engineering,
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Abhar Branch.
3 Department of Electrical Engineering, Takestan Branch, Islamic Azad University, [email protected], mohsen.d[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
One of the on-going studies in the power distribution system is optimal placement of capacitors to which designers pay attention since many years ago. The most important benefit of capacitor placement is loss reduction, voltage profile improvement, increment of power factor and freeing up the power system capacity. This paper presents a new approach for capacitor allocation in a sample distribution system. The problem formulation considers most of effective parameters in the capacitor installation. One of the distinguished characteristics of the implementation of the Genetic Algorithm for optimal capacitor placement in distribution system is its multifunction capability. The proposed method on capacitor placement and detecting optimum capacitance has been implemented and tested in a 9-bus IEEE sample network in DIGSILENT and MATLAB environments.
Keywords: Capacitor placement, Genetic algorithm, Optimization.
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