Intelligent management of distributed generators reactive power for loss minimization and voltage control

Mohd Zamri Che Wanik, Istvan Erlich, Azah Mohamed

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Abstract

This paper presents an intelligent approach for managing reactive power from a group of distributed generators (DG) connected to low voltage (LV) bus. The objective is to minimize active power losses and keep the voltage profiles in the network within specified limit. This approach finds optimal DG reactive power and optimal tap changer position for main substation transformer every fifteen minutes. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is demonstrated in finding twelve DGs reactive power and optimal tap position in a test network. Optimization results shows that this approach manages to reduce power losses and at the same time keeping the voltages within required limit. Intelligent management approach presented in paper is suitable to be integrated into energy management scheme under smart grid concept.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMELECON 2010 - The 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
Pages685-690
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2010
Event15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2010 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 25 Apr 201028 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON

Other

Other15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2010
CountryMalta
CityValletta
Period25/4/1028/4/10

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Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Intelligent reactive management
  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Smart grid
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Wanik, M. Z. C., Erlich, I., & Mohamed, A. (2010). Intelligent management of distributed generators reactive power for loss minimization and voltage control. In MELECON 2010 - The 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference: Book of Abstracts (pp. 685-690). [5475998] (Proceedings of the Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON). https://doi.org/10.1109/MELCON.2010.5475998