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Optimal Location and Capacity of UPQC for improvement of Voltage profile and Reducing loss in distribution Network by Data Sharing Algorithm

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Electrical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, IRAN
  • 2Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Payame Noor University, 19395 3697, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 100-104, July,2 (2015)


Voltage profile improvement and loss reduction are two goals that should be considered for providing better service for consumers in the distribution network. Several methods for this goal have been studied before that including capacitor and Custom Power Devices (CPD) installation. However, since these devices are so expensive, we must use them in minimum cost. So, for installation of these devices, the optimal location and capacity of them should be found. The study of this important issue is done in this paper, and we used Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC) for steady state improvement of voltage profile and reduction of power loss. Our method is tested in 33-bus and 69-bus test systems, by using Data Sharing Algorithm (DSA).


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