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Optimal generator placement in a distributed network

Yang, Xun (2016) Optimal generator placement in a distributed network. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Since the industrial and residential huge demand for electricity, as well as higher requirements for the electricity reliability and power quality. Meanwhile, the world has been in the energy crisis, the power shortage, and a large area often experienced blackouts accident. All exposed the deficiencies of ‘centralized power’. Thus, the approaches of reducing active power loss in power systems have become increasingly important.

Among them, the method of the optimal location and size of distribution generators in a distributed network is one of the most prospective approaches in the future. And it can use into practice to achieve the purpose of low-carbonate, less cost and flexible power generation power systems because install DGs at the optimal location and with optimal size in distributed network can dramatically reduce active power loss in power systems. There are several models and methods have been suggested for solving the optimal DG placement problem. This paper presents models and methods applied to solve the optimal DG placement problem, and especially propose a new approach that based on an exact solution method using the enumerative method to reduce the number of the combination by request of constraints. In this case, the proposed method firstly will be applied to the simple 6 buses system, and then applied to 14 buses real size distribution network model which is based on the 126 buses real size distribution system. It can be evaluated for active power loss reduction features by DGs installation and choose optimal location and size of distribution generation in distributed network considering actual use.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Crebbin, Gregory and Lee, Gareth
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