Multi-objective Based Optimization Using Tap Setting Transformer, DG and Capacitor Placement in Distribution Networks

Abstract

In this article, a multi-objective function for placement of Distributed Generation (DG) and capacitors with the
tap setting of Under Load Tap Changer (ULTC) Transformer is introduced. Most of the recent articles have paid
less attention to DG, capacitor placement and ULTC effects in the distribution network simultaneously. In
simulations, a comparison between different modes was carried out with, and without tap setting of ULTC.
Simultaneous DG, capacitor placement, and ULTC transformer tap setting improve the voltage profile of load
buses globally. In addition, they can also reduce loss and increase Available Transfer Capability (ATC). The
IEEE 41-bus radial distribution network is used to illustrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed
approach.

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