Optimal distributed generation plant mix with novel loss adjustment factors

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Title: Optimal distributed generation plant mix with novel loss adjustment factors
Authors: Keane, Andrew
O'Malley, Mark
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3315
Date: Jun-2006
Abstract: The distributed generation (DG) plant mix connected to any network section has a considerable impact on the total amount of DG energy exported and on the amount of losses incurred on the network. A new method for the calculation of loss adjustment factors (LAFs) for DG is presented, which determines the LAFs on a site specific and energy resource specific basis. A mixed integer linear program is formulated to optimally utilise the available energy resource on a distribution network section. The objective function incorporates the novel LAFs along with individual generation load factors, facilitating the determination of the optimal DG plant mix on a network section. Results are presented for a sample section of network illustrating the implementation of the optimal DG plant mix methodology for two representative energy resource portfolios.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2006 IEEE
Keywords: Power distribution planning;Losses;Energy resources;Integer programming;Dispersed storage and generation
Subject LCSH: Distributed generation of electric power
Electric power distribution--Planning
Energy dissipation
Integer programming
DOI: 10.1109/PES.2006.1709091
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Status of Item: Not peer reviewed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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