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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081051
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 10, 2017.
Abstract: In recent years, the rapid boost in energy demand around the globe has put power system in stress. To fulfill the energy demands and confine technical losses, researchers are eager to investigate the diverse impacts of Distributed Generation (DG) on the parameters of distribution network. DG is becoming even more attractive to power producing companies, utilities and consumers due to production of energy near to load centers. Reduction in power losses, better voltage profile and less environmental impact are the benefits of DG. Besides renewable energy resources, conventional energy resources are also a viable option for DG. This research aims to analyze the impact of localized synchronous and induction generators on distributions network. The main objectives are to find optimal type, size and location of DG in distribution network to have better impact on voltage profile and reduction in power losses. Using worldwide recognized software tool ETAP and Kohat road electricity distribution network as a test case. Results depicted that at certain buses, positive impacts on voltage profile were recorded while almost 20% of power losses were decreased when synchronous generator as DG unit was injected in distribution network. Injecting induction generator as DG unit, the results showed increase in power losses due to absorption of reactive power, while improving voltage profile by injecting active power.
Muhammad Aamir Aman, Sanaullah Ahmad, Azzam ul Asar and Babar Noor, “Analyzing the Diverse Impacts of Conventional Distributed Energy Resources on Distribution System” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(10), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081051