Optimal allocation of solar and wind distributed generation using particle swarm optimization technique

Rekha Rekha, Shankaralingappa Channappa Byalihal


Power demand in the current days is increasing more and more where the conventional power generation systems are failing to meet these power demands due to less availability of non-renewable resources. Hence, many of the researchers are working on the distributed generation (DG) by using renewable resources like wind and solar. The penetration towards wind, solar DG faced challenging situations during power generation due to uncertainty in the wind speed and solar radiation. Recent studies have predicted that the combination of both solar and wind can lead to better performance. However, the sizing and placement of DG systems is necessary to achieve efficiency otherwise the systems may lead to adverse effects in distribution networks. This paper introduced the solar DG, wind DG and hybrid (solar and wind) DG system. The particle swarm optimization technique is used to size and place the DG because of its parallel search capability. Also, the combination of wind-solar DG gives better DG sizing in the respective DG location. The voltage profile of these DG systems has shown better results for the efficient power system. In comparison to conventional DG systems, the suggested hybrid DG system is capable of minimizing power loss and maintaining voltage profile.


Distributed generation; Distributed generation placement; Distributed generation size; Power loss; Solar distributed generation; Wind distributed generation

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i1.pp229-237

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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