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Minimizing reverse current flow due to distributed generation via optimal network reconfiguration

Jamian, Jasrul Jamani and Aman, Muhammad Mohsin and Baharuddin, Muhammad Ariff and Mokhtar, Ahmad Safawi and Abdullah, Mohd. Noor (2017) Minimizing reverse current flow due to distributed generation via optimal network reconfiguration. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 25 (4). pp. 3132-3142. ISSN 1300-0632


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/elk-1603-174


Distributed generation (DG) is widely used to minimize total power losses in distribution networks. However, one of the problems of DG in a grid system is reverse current flow (RCF), which is when the DG output becomes greater than the connected load. Therefore, this paper proposes a multiobjective artificial bee colony (MOABC) algorithm to determine the optimal network reconfiguration for reducing total RCF in DG. The proposed algorithm is tested on 33-bus radial distribution systems in two different scenarios, i.e. base case and with 50% load. The proposed technique can reduce reverse current by up to 93%; however, the total power loss in the system will increase by 7%. Therefore, a suitable weight value is needed in MOABC for balancing the effect of RCF and the power loss value.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:distributed generation, reverse current flow, artificial bee colony, multiobjective optimization
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:77533
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2018 15:09
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 15:09

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