%0 Journal Article
%T Reliability Assessment Based on Optimal DGs Planning in the Distribution Systems
%J Engineering and Technology Journal
%I University of Technology-Iraq
%Z 1681-6900
%A Jaleel, Ali M.
%A Abd, Mohammed K.
%D 2023
%\ 02/01/2023
%V 41
%N 2
%P 280-293
%! Reliability Assessment Based on Optimal DGs Planning in the Distribution Systems
%K Distributed generate
%K Reliability Integration of DG
%K Particle swarm optimization
%K ETAP
%R 10.30684/etj.2021.131169.1010
%X Due to increased load demands, distribution systems suffer from high power losses, low voltage levels, high current, and low reliability. To solve these problems, integrate distributed generator units (DG) into the distribution system. DG units are among the most popular methods of improving distribution system reliability, power losses, and bus voltage improvement through the placement and selection of distributed generator units in an optimal location and size. This work proposed Enhanced Particle Swarm Optimization (EPSO) technology to find the optimum location and size of DG units to reduce power losses, improve bus voltage level, and employed the Transient Electricity Analyzer (ETAP) to evaluate the reliability of the distribution system network. ETAP is a programming tool for modeling, analysis, design, optimization, operation, and control of electrical power systems. These findings may be useful in conducting reliability assessments and correctly utilizing dispersed generation sources for future power system growth by power utilities and power producer companies. The proposed method was employed on the Iraqi distribution system (AL-Abasia distribution network (F10 feeder)). After adding three DG units to the distribution system, theer adding three DG units to the distribution system, the obtained simulation results showed a significant reduction in power losses, voltage levels, and reliability enhancement.
%U https://etj.uotechnology.edu.iq/article_175619_3075cd405d2955d7621043299c7979ac.pdf