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A Novel Multi-Objective Bat Algorithm for Optimal Placement and Sizing of Distributed Generation in Radial Distributed Systems

Souhaib Remha, Saliha Chettih, Salem Arif

DOI: 10.15598/aeee.v15i5.2417


Abstract

In the few last decades, Distribution Generation (DG) has drawn a great attention by researchers around the world in the field of Radial Distributed Systems (RDSs). Generally, the optimal placement is based on the maximization of the Voltage Stability Index (VSI) and the optimal sizing is based on the minimization of the Total Active Power Losses (TAPLs). Hence, a Multi-Objective Optimization Problem (MOOP) is proposed to achieve the both mentioned objectives. For this purpose, a new simple optimization algorithm known as Bat Algorithm (BA) based on Weight Sum Method (WSM) has been used to resolve the MOOP. Then, the Fuzzy Based (FB) technique is employed to find the Best Compromise Solution. This paper also provides a comparison between the proposed algorithm and other recently published methods. From the obtained results, the advantage of the proposed algorithm is clearly observed from multiple points of view such as enhancement of Voltage Profile (VP), decreasing of the TAPL, and the maximization of the VSI. The investigations have been carried out on a standard IEEE 12-bus, 33-bus, 69-bus, and 85-bus test feeders.

Keywords


Bat Algorithm; Distributed Generation; Fuzzy Based; Multi-Objective; Power Losses; Radial Distributed System; Voltage Stability Index.

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