Distributed energy resources and environmental optimization using a memetic algorithm

A. Vieira Pombo, Joao Murta-Pina, V. Fernao Pires

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Abstract

In recent years the Electrical Utilities has been confronted with several challenges which include amongst others the widespread use of distributed energy resources and a public increase in environmental issues. By optimizing the location of switching devices on the electrical distribution system, an improvement in energy not supplied and in the availability of the distributed energy resources can be obtained thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This work proposes the Memetic evolutionary algorithm for the multiobjective optimal placement of the switching devices. A trade-off between the investment in equipment cost (EC), energy not supplied (ENS) and greenhouse gas emissions (GGER) is analyzed, in order to choose the optimal placement of switching devices in distribution electrical networks. The proposed method was tested with a Portuguese real distribution network. The obtained results are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages63-68
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015 - Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCaparica, Lisbon
Period24/06/1526/06/15

Keywords

  • ENS
  • Greehouse Gas Emissions
  • Memetic Algorithm
  • Multiobjective Optimization
  • No-Island Operation
  • Switching Devices

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