Analysis of Capacitor Placement In Radial Distribution Networks for productivity improvement using GA and CSA approaches
Mahdi Mozaffari Legha, Amin Torkestani
This paper presents a new method for determining capacitor placement in radial distribution systems. The capacitor placement problem consist of finding size & places to install capacitor bank in an electrical distribution network aiming to reduce losses and voltage profile Improvement due to the compensation of the reactive component of power flow. This paper presents a review of different solution methods found in electrical distribution networks.
The capacitor placement is hard to solve in sense of global optimization due to the high non linear and mixed integer problem. To solve the problem efficiently, this paper by Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Colonal Selection Algorithm (CSA) that is one of the efficient optimization methods.