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Plant Propagation Algorithm For Integration Of Distributed Generation In Power Systems

Shreya Mahajan, Shelly Vadhera

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Purpose The purpose of this study/paper is to integrate distributed generation optimally in power system using plant propagation algorithm. Distributed generation is a growing concept in the field of electricity generation. It mainly comprises small generation units installed at calculated points of a power system network. The challenge of optimal allocation and sizing of DG is of utmost importance. Design/methodology/approach Plant propagation algorithm and particle swarm optimisation techniques have been implemented where a weighting factor-based multi-objective function is minimised. The objective is to cut down real losses and to improve the voltage profile of the system. Findings The results obtained using plant propagation algorithm technique for IEEE 33-bus systems are compared to those attained using particle swarm optimisation technique. The paper deals with the optimisation of weighting factor-based objective function, which counterpoises the losses and improves the voltage profile of the system and, therefore, helps to deliver the best outcomes. Originality/value This paper fulfils an identified need to study the multi-objective optimisation techniques for integration of distributed generation in the concerned power system network. The paper proposes a novel plant-propagation-algorithm-based technique in appropriate allocation and sizing of distributed generation unit.