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Energies 2019, 12(1), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12010174

Determination of Optimal Location and Sizing of Solar Photovoltaic Distribution Generation Units in Radial Distribution Systems

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Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Da Nang, University of Science and Technology, Da Nang city 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Automation Technology, Thu Duc College of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Power System Optimization Research Group, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Technology, HCM City University of Food Industry, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Received: 7 December 2018 / Revised: 28 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 6 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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This paper presents an effective biogeography-based optimization (BBO) for optimal location and sizing of solar photovoltaic distributed generation (PVDG) units to reduce power losses while maintaining voltage profile and voltage harmonic distortion at the limits. This applied algorithm was motivated by biogeography, that the study of the distribution of biological species through time and space. This technique is able to expand the searching space and retain good solution group at each generation. Therefore, the applied method can significantly improve performance. The effectiveness of the applied algorithm is validated by testing it on IEEE 33-bus and IEEE 69-bus radial distribution systems. The obtained results are compared with the genetic algorithm (GA), the particle swarm optimization algorithm (PSO) and the artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC). As a result, the applied algorithm offers better solution quality and accuracy with faster convergence. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogeography-based optimization; solar photovoltaic; distributed generation; power loss; voltage profile; harmonic distortion biogeography-based optimization; solar photovoltaic; distributed generation; power loss; voltage profile; harmonic distortion
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Duong, M.Q.; Pham, T.D.; Nguyen, T.T.; Doan, A.T.; Tran, H.V. Determination of Optimal Location and Sizing of Solar Photovoltaic Distribution Generation Units in Radial Distribution Systems. Energies 2019, 12, 174.

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