Optimal hybrid photovoltaic distributed generation and distribution static synchronous compensators planning to minimize active power losses using adaptive acceleration coefficients particle swarm optimization algorithms





photovoltaic distributed generation, distribution static synchronous compensators, power losses, voltage profile, acceleration coefficients , particle swarm optimization algorithms


The paper aims to identify the optimum size and location of photovoltaic distributed generation systems and distribution static synchronous compensators (DSTATCOMs) systems to minimize active power losses in the distribution network and enhance the voltage profile. The methodology employed in this article begins by thoroughly discussing various acceleration algorithms used in Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and their variations with each iteration. Subsequently, a range of PSO algorithms, each incorporating different variations of acceleration coefficients was verified to solve the problem of active power losses and voltage improvement. Simulation results attained on Standard IEEE-33 bus radial distribution network prove the efficiency of acceleration coefficients of PSO; it was evaluated and compared with other methods in the literature for improving the voltage profile and reducing active power. Originality. Consists in determining the most effective method among the various acceleration coefficients of PSO in terms of minimizing active power losses and enhancing the voltage profile, within the power system. Furthermore, demonstrates the superiority of the selected method over others for achieving significant improvements in power system efficiency. Practical value of this study lies on its ability to provide practical solutions for the optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation and DSTATCOMs. The proposed optimization method offers tangible benefits for power system operation and control. These findings have practical implications for power system planners, operators, and policymakers, enabling them to make informed decisions on the effective integration of distributed generation and DSTATCOM technologies.

Author Biographies

M. A. Labed, University of Constantine 1

PhD Student, LGEC Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering

M. Zellagui, University of Batna 2

Doctor, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

M. Benidir, University of Constantine 1

Doctor, Professor, Department of Transport Engineering

H. Sekhane, 20 August 1955 University of Skikda

Doctor, Lecturer A, LGEC Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering

N. Tebbakh, University of Constantine 1

PhD Student, LGEC Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering


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How to Cite

Labed, M. A., Zellagui, M., Benidir, M., Sekhane, H., & Tebbakh, N. (2023). Optimal hybrid photovoltaic distributed generation and distribution static synchronous compensators planning to minimize active power losses using adaptive acceleration coefficients particle swarm optimization algorithms. Electrical Engineering & Electromechanics, (6), 84–90. https://doi.org/10.20998/2074-272X.2023.6.15



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