On Optimization for Security and Reliability of Power Systems with Distributed Generation Conference Paper uri icon


  • Electricity market restructuring and supra-national agreements on the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions have paved the way for an increase in the use of distributed gen-eration - the connection of generation to the lower voltage power system. This paper formulates and discusses a methodology for the optimal siting and sizing of distributed generation a security con-strained system can accept Optimal siting is determined by sensi-tivity analysis of the power flow equations. The sizing method for a set of loading conditions, generation penetration level and power factor is formulated as a security constrained optimization prob-lem. The information on optimal generation sites is used further to optimize system reliability assessed via reliability indices calcula-tion. A genetic algorithm is designed to solve for optimal recloser positions when distributed generators are deployed in a securely optimal manner. 2003 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2003 IEEE Bologna Power Tech Conference Proceedings,

published proceedings

  • 2003 IEEE Bologna Power Tech Conference Proceedings,

author list (cited authors)

  • Greatbanks, J. A., Popovi, D. H., Begovi, M., Pregelj, A., & Green, T. C.

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Greatbanks, JA||PopoviƤ, DH||BegoviƤ, M||Pregelj, A||Green, TC

publication date

  • January 2003