Improving Reliability and Reducing Power Loss in Power Distribution Network by Determining Optimal Location and Size of Capacitor Banks


1 Aerospace Research Institute

2 Islamic Azad University, Borujerd


The use of capacitor banks in distribution system has many outstanding usages include improving the power factor of a system, voltage profile, and reliability besides the reducing of the power flow losses of the component’s reactive due to the compensation. These benefits depend greatly on how capacitors are placed in the distribution system. Hence, in order to achieve the high reliable construction, switching capacitor has been placed to improve the main challenges of the network designing (reliability and reduce power loss) in the radial distribution system. As regards, the importance of the reliability and power losses are ignored in the distribution networks; the aim of this paper is primarily to establish an objective function for the parallel optimization of these aforementioned parameters. In the simulation process, ten parameters have been compared, which are: System Average Interruption Frequent Index (SAIFI) and its cost, System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) and its cost, power loss and its cost, the installed capacity and it's cost and values of two objective functions. Honey-bee mating optimization (HBMO) algorithm has been used to solve this problem. Then, the developed technique has been used on the IEEE standard distribution network as a problem-solving system.


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Volume 1, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
December 2018
Pages 25-33
  • Receive Date: 15 August 2018
  • Revise Date: 20 September 2018
  • Accept Date: 28 September 2018
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2018