Effects of integration of distributed generation on reliability in distribution system

Rudresha Sogilu Jayappa, Marulasiddappa Hallikeri Basappa, Kirankumar Gama Ramaiah, Gopinath Harsha Rajappa


The reliability of power supply to consumers is the main factor that is to be considered while designing, planning and operation of a distribution network. This problem can be solved by incorporating distributed generation (DG) at the consumer side itself. In order to enhance service availability, power quality, reliability, and loss reduction, DG is positioned optimally at the consumer end within the system. The optimal DG location and size is to be calculated in such a way that the total loss in the system should be minimal and cost savings should be maximal. In this study, for the investigation of effects of DG on reliability of distribution system, a practical 11 KV feeder with 41-bus, was employed. The selected practical feeder is modelled using the power world simulator (PWS) software and reliability of the system is verified by calculating various reliability indices such as system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI), system average interruption duration index (SAIDI), customer average interruption duration index (CAIDI), average system utility index (ASUI) and average service availability index (ASAI). After applying proposed loss sensitivity factor (LSF) method, the active and reactive power loss reduction are 41.30 % and 38.64 % respectively, least bus voltage is enhanced to 0.9405 pu from 0.8978 pu and the reliability indices are also improved.


distributed generation; optimum position; optimum size; power loss; reliability; sensitivity factor

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v15.i1.pp498-505


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