Power Loss Minimization in Radial Distribution Systems with Simultaneous Placement and Sizing of Different Types of Distribution Generation Units Using Improved Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm
International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Poweraloss is considered as one of theaimportant indicators used toaquantify theaperformance of distributionsnetworks. Minimisation of power lossesawith integration of distributedsgeneration (DG) unitssin distributionisystems has gained significantimomentum due to the associateditechno – economic incentives. Inithis paper, a noveliImproved Artificial Bee ColonyiAlgorithm (IABC) is developed toirobustly detect the optimalisite and sizedof DG units for minimisation of total poweralosses without
... eralosses without violatingathe equality anddinequality constraints. Theiproposed algorithm is simulated in MATLABienvironment, and theieffectiveness of theialgorithm is validatedron IEEE – 34 bus andtIEEE – 69 bus radialrdistribution systems. Therperformance of thetproposed techniquerhas been validated by comparingsthe results obtained fromsother competesalgorithms. Comparisons showithat the proposed technique is moreiefficient in terms of simulationiresults of power loss andiconvergence propertyithan the other reportedialgorithms, suggesting that theisolution obtained is a globalioptimum.