Many methods have been applied to examine the capacity of existing distribution networks to accept distributed generation (DG). One aspect missing from existing approaches is the capability to efficiently site and size a predefined number of DGs. Here, a hybrid method employing genetic algorithms and optimal power flow aims to overcome this shortcoming. It could be applied by distribution network operators to search a network for the best sites and capacities available to strategically connect a defined number of DGs among a large number of potential combinations. Some applications of the proposed methodology in the UK under current Ofgem financial incentives for DNOs confirmed its effectiveness in siting and sizing an assigned number of DG units. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Hybrid GA and OPF evaluation of network capacity for distributed generation connections

Siano, Pierluigi;
2008-01-01

Abstract

Many methods have been applied to examine the capacity of existing distribution networks to accept distributed generation (DG). One aspect missing from existing approaches is the capability to efficiently site and size a predefined number of DGs. Here, a hybrid method employing genetic algorithms and optimal power flow aims to overcome this shortcoming. It could be applied by distribution network operators to search a network for the best sites and capacities available to strategically connect a defined number of DGs among a large number of potential combinations. Some applications of the proposed methodology in the UK under current Ofgem financial incentives for DNOs confirmed its effectiveness in siting and sizing an assigned number of DG units. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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