**Commenced**in January 2007

**Frequency:**Monthly

**Edition:**International

**Paper Count:**6

# capacitor placement Related Publications

##### 6 Optimal Capacitor Placement in Distribution Feeders

**Authors:**
N. Rugthaicharoencheep,
S. Auchariyamet

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Distribution Systems,
Optimization Techniques,
capacitor placement

##### 5 The Optimal Placement of Capacitor in Order to Reduce Losses and the Profile of Distribution Network Voltage with GA, SA

**Authors:**
Limouzade E.,
Joorabian M.

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
voltage profile,
genetic algorithm (GA),
distribution network,
capacitor placement,
network losses,
Simulating Annealing (SA)

##### 4 Capacitor Placement in Distribution Systems Using Simulating Annealing (SA)

**Authors:**
Najaf Hedayat,
Esmail Limouzade,
Mahmood.Joorabian

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
simulated annealing,
voltage profile,
genetic algorithm (GA),
capacitor placement,
network losses,
distribution
network

##### 3 Capacitor Placement in Radial Distribution System for Loss Reduction Using Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm

**Authors:**
R. Srinivasa Rao

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
Distribution System,
capacitor placement,
Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm,
loss reduction

##### 2 Optimal Compensation of Reactive Power in the Restructured Distribution Network

**Authors:**
S. S. Mortazavi,
A. Saeedian,
Atefeh Pourshafie,
Mohsen. Saniei

**Abstract:**

**Keywords:**
capacitor placement,
deregulated electric market,
distribution network optimization

##### 1 Optimal Capacitor Placement in a Radial Distribution System using Plant Growth Simulation Algorithm

**Authors:**
R. Srinivasa Rao,
S. V. L. Narasimham

**Abstract:**

This paper presents a new and efficient approach for capacitor placement in radial distribution systems that determine the optimal locations and size of capacitor with an objective of improving the voltage profile and reduction of power loss. The solution methodology has two parts: in part one the loss sensitivity factors are used to select the candidate locations for the capacitor placement and in part two a new algorithm that employs Plant growth Simulation Algorithm (PGSA) is used to estimate the optimal size of capacitors at the optimal buses determined in part one. The main advantage of the proposed method is that it does not require any external control parameters. The other advantage is that it handles the objective function and the constraints separately, avoiding the trouble to determine the barrier factors. The proposed method is applied to 9, 34, and 85-bus radial distribution systems. The solutions obtained by the proposed method are compared with other methods. The proposed method has outperformed the other methods in terms of the quality of solution.

**Keywords:**
Distribution Systems,
capacitor placement,
Loss
reduction,
Loss sensitivity factors,
PGSA