Optimal Location and Size of Distributed Generators in an Elecric Distribution System based on a Novel Metaheuristic Algorithm

  • T. N. Ton Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
  • T. T. Nguyen Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6351-475X
  • A. V. Truong Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
  • T. P. Vu Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Keywords: distributed generators, coyote algorithm, electric distribution system, power loss, radial configuration

Abstract

This paper proposes a method for optimizing the location and size of Distributed Generators (DGs) based on the Coyote Algorithm (COA), in order to minimize the power loss in an Electric Distribution System (EDS). Compared to other algorithms, COA does not need control parameters during its execution. The effectiveness of COA was evaluated in an EDS with 33 nodes for two scenarios: the optimization of location and capacity of DGs in an initial radial configuration, and the best radial configuration for power loss reduction. Results were compared with other methods, showing that the proposed COA is a reliable tool for optimizing the location and size of DGs in an EDS.

Author Biographies

T. N. Ton, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam

Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, 1 Vo Van Ngan, Linh Chieu, Thu Duc, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam

T. T. Nguyen, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A. V. Truong, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam

Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, 1 Vo Van Ngan, Linh Chieu, Thu Duc, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam

T. P. Vu, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Postgraduate Training Committee, Vietnam National University-HCMC, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, HCM City, Vietnam

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How to Cite
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T. N. Ton, T. T. Nguyen, A. V. Truong, and T. P. Vu, “Optimal Location and Size of Distributed Generators in an Elecric Distribution System based on a Novel Metaheuristic Algorithm”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 5325-5329, Feb. 2020.

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