Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




In this paper, the problem of optimally placing shunt capacitors and generators in radial distribution systems is handled and a new calculation technique based on wavelet neural network (WNN), which is computationally effective compared to well-known techniques, is proposed. The objectives for the proposed method are simply selected as the minimum cost of peak power and losses and maximum voltage stability. The suggested optimization technique is tested on various IEEE radial buses and then compared to the well-known methods in the literature, i.e. golden section search, grid search, and Acharya's heuristic method. The proposed and conventional methods are applied to well-known IEEE buses to see the performances of the suggested technique. The results demonstrate that WNN provides an efficient solution to the placement of both shunt capacitors and distributed generators for power distribution systems.


Capacitor planning, optimization, renewable generation, smart grid, wavelet neural network

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