Dual techniques of load shedding and capacitor placement considering load models for optimal distribution system

Ali Nasser Hussain, Waleed Khalid Shakir Al-Jubori


Voltage stability represents one of the main issues in electrical power system. Under voltage load shedding (UVLS) has long been regarded as one of the most successful techniques to prevent the voltage collapse. However, the ordinary load shedding schemes do not consider the different load models and decreasing in the ‎economic cost that resulted from load disconnection, so the dual techniques of load shedding with reactive compensation are needed. Usually loads being modeled as constant power, while in fact of load flow the various load models are utilized. An investigation of optimal dual load shedding with reactive compensation for distribution system based on direct backward forward sweep method (DBFSM) load flow along with a comparison among the other load models are presented in this paper. The teaching learning-based optimization (TLBO) algorithm is executed in order to reduce power losses and enhance the voltage profile. This algorithm is tested and applied to IEEE-16 bus distribution test system to find the optimal superior capacitor size and placement while minimizing load shading for the network. Five different load shedding sequences are considered and the optimization performance of load models demonstrated the comparison through MATLAB program.


Load modelling; Reactive compensation; Teaching learning-based optimization algorithm; Under voltage load shedding; Voltage stability

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i6.pp5683-5696

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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