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Optimum locating and Sizing of Distributed Generation Based on Artificial Ant Colony Algorithm

Author Affiliations

  • 1Fasa Branch, Islamic Azad University, IRAN
  • 2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Isfahan, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 1-5, December,2 (2013)


Recent advances in the field of renewable sources technology, and increasing demanding to clean and cheap energy cause importance of distributed generation (DG). Correct and suitable installation DGs in power system can help to system stability and reliability, moreover reduction of loss and final cost of generation. In this paper a method based on ant colony for optimal locating of DGs due to cost and loss minimization is presented. Proposed method is tested on the 32 bus system and optimal location, size, and number of DGs is determined. The results show that DGs have considerable effect on the cost and loss minimization of power systems.


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