Impact of distributed generation capacity on losses

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Title: Impact of distributed generation capacity on losses
Authors: Keane, Andrew
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3310
Date: Jun-2006
Abstract: The introduction of distributed generation (DG) onto distribution networks has a significant effect on losses. This effect cannot be characterised as detrimental or beneficial but is dependent on the allocation of DG on each distribution network section. Here the impact of DG on losses has been modelled, facilitating a unique approach to the allocation of DG. This approach has been implemented and tested on sample sections of distribution network and results are presented showing the optimal allocation of DG which improves the efficiency of energy delivery on the distribution network. The temporal variations of load and generation are simulated, illustrating that the allocation improves the efficiency throughout a year. The effect of different plant mixes is also simulated showing that the efficiency of energy delivery is dependent on the load factor and operating characteristic of the plant.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2006 IEEE
Keywords: Losses;Power distribution planning;Linear programming;Dispersed storage and generation
Subject LCSH: Energy dissipation
Distributed generation of electric power
Electric power distribution--Planning
Linear programming
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2006.1709443
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2006 [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 18-22 June 2006
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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